Friday, 1 May 2020

винни-пух и день забот

Born this day in 1917, accomplished Soviet animator Fyodor Khitruk (†2012, see previously) had many outstanding and critically-acclaimed titles to his credit but perhaps the trilogy to leave the biggest impression outside his homeland, since the narrative and visual vernacular runs counter to dominant one, is his adaptation of (1969 – 1972) of A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Woods characters. Here is the final instalment, Winnie the Pooh and a Day of Bothers, running twice as long as its previous two parts. Khitruk’s overall style was a marked detour from the sentimental realism of Disney, which nearly contemporaneously produced its own version of Pooh and his friends, with the latter being truer to the original stories.