The Cat Who Walked by Herself

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The Cat Who Walked by Herself
Directed by Ideya Garanina
Produced by Ideya Garanina
Written by Ideya Garanina
Mariya Solovyova
Starring Valentina Ponomaryova
Yelena Sanayeva
Georgi Burkov
Nikolay Karachentsov
Inna Churikova
Nogon Shumarov
Anna Kamenkova
Nikolai Burlyayev
Music by Sofya Gubaydulina
Edited by Nadezhda Treshchyova
Release dates
1988 (USSR)
Running time
70 min
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Cat Who Walked by Herself (Russian: Кошка, которая гуляла сама по себе; Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe) is a 1988 Soviet animated feature film directed by Ideya Garanina and made at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. It is based on Rudyard Kipling's short story, "The Cat that Walked by Himself". Like the earlier Soviet animated feature Adventures of Mowgli, the film retains the dark, primal tone of Kipling's work.

Plot[edit]

The film is largely based on the short story, but goes off on many digressions.

Two parents put their child in his crib for the night and leave the room. The child starts crying, and the Cat comes into the room to keep him company. The child grabs her tail, and the Cat angrily reminds him that they agreed a thousand years ago that he would not do that. Upon seeing that the child doesn't remember, the Cat sighs and decides to tell him the story from the beginning. The story starts when the planet was young and life on Earth is starting with dinosaurs.

Creators[edit]

English Russian
Director-producer Ideya Garanina Идея Гаранина
Scenario Ideya Garanina
Mariya Solovyova
Идея Гаранина
Мария Соловьёва
Art Director Nina Vinogradova Нина Виноградова
Animators Aleksandr Gorlenko
Violetta Kolesnikova
Aleksandr Panov
Yuriy Batanin
Vladimir Shevchenko
Anatoliy Abarenov
Olga Panokina
Akop Kirakosyan
Yelena Gavrilko
Tatyana Molodova
Lidiya Mayatnikova
Александр Горленко
Виолетта Колесникова
Александр Панов
Юрий Батанин
Владимир Шевченко
Анатолий Абаренов
Ольга Панокина
Акоп Киракосян
Елена Гаврилко
Татьяна Молодова
Лидия Маятникова
Camera Operator Aleksandr Vikhanskiy Александр Виханский
Executive Producer Grigoriy Khmara Григорий Хмара
Composer Sofya Gubaydulina Софья Губайдулина
Sound Operators Vladimir Vinogradov
Sergei Karpov
Владимир Виноградов
Сергей Карпов
Script Editor Raisa Frichinskaya Раиса Фричинская
Puppets & Decorations Marina Chesnokova
Natalia Grinberg
Vladimir Abbakumov
E. Belova
Mikhail Koltunov
Aleksandr Maksimov
O. Potanin
Pavel Gusev
Vladimir Alisov
Anna Vetyukova
Svetlana Znamenskaya
Nikolay Zaklyakov
Liliana Lyutinskaya
V. Platonov
Nina Moleva
Oleg Masainov
Natalia Barkovskaya
Марина Чеснокова
Наталия Гринберг
Владимир Аббакумов
Э. Белова
Михаил Колтунов
Александр Максимов
О. Потанин
Павел Гусев
Владимир Алисов
Анна Ветюкова
Светлана Знаменская
Николай Закляков
Лилиана Лютинская
В. Платонов
Нина Молева
Олег Масаинов
Наталия Барковская
Sculptor S. Aseryants С. Асерьянц
Voice Actors Valentina Ponomaryova (Woman)
Yelena Sanayeva
Georgi Burkov
Nikolay Karachentsov
Inna Churikova
Nogon Shumarov (Man)
Anna Kamenkova
Nikolai Burlyayev
Валентина Пономарёва
Елена Санаева
Георгий Бурков
Николай Караченцов
Инна Чурикова
Ногон Шумаров
Анна Каменкова
Николай Бурляев
Editor Nadezhda Treshchyova Надежда Трещёва

Home video[edit]

The film is available on DVD in the collection Золотая коллекция мультфильмов 9 ("Golden Collection of Cartoons 9"), a PAL 2003 Russian release. It also includes the films Barankin, Be a Man!,[1] Inchgirl,[2] The Pot of Porridge,[3] How the Cat Fought with Mice,[4] and Wings, Legs and Tails[5] (total running time: 142 minutes).

The film has also been released on DVD by the company Krupnyy Plan.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Barankin, Be a Man!
  2. ^ Inchgirl
  3. ^ The Pot of Porridge
  4. ^ How the Cat Fought with Mice
  5. ^ Wings, Legs and Tails
  6. ^ http://vobzor.com/page.php?id=1927

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