The Twelve Months (1956 film)

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For the 1980 Soviet/Japanese animated film, see Twelve Months (1980 film).
The Twelve Months
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Original Russian poster
Directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano
Mikhail Botov
Produced by Ivan Ivanov-Vano
Written by Samuil Marshak
Nikolay Erdman
Music by Moisey Vaynberg
Release dates 1956 (USSR)
Running time 56 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Twelve Months (Russian: Двенадцать месяцев; Dvenadtsat mesyatsev) is a 1956 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by the "patriarch of Russian animation", Ivan Ivanov-Vano. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the fairy-tale play of the same name by Samuil Marshak.

The film's sound and image were restored in 2003 by Krupnyy Plan, who released it on video and DVD in Russia in 2004. An English-subtitled edition of the Russian-language version has not been released. However, Films by Jove released the film on DVD in 1999 as "volume 3" of its "Stories From My Childhood" series - this version features a choice of English, French or Spanish soundtracks.

Plot[edit]

On an evening in January, a spoiled young queen sends her servant into the woods for the impossible task of finding April flowers in the midst of winter. The young peasant girl finds the flowers with the help of the personified twelve months.

Creators[edit]

English Russian
Director-producer Ivan Ivanov-Vano Иван Иванов-Вано
Director Mikhail Botov Михаил Ботов
Scenario Samuil Marshak
Nikolay Erdman
Самуил Маршак
Николай Эрдман
Art Directors Anatoliy Kuritsyn
Konstantin Karpov
Aleksandr Belyakov
Анатолий Курицын
Константин Карпов
Александр Беляков
Artists K. Malyshev
O. Gemmerling
Anatoliy Sazonov
Y. Tannenberg
V. Valerianova
К. Малышев
О. Геммерлинг
Анатолий Сазонов
Е. Танненберг
В. Валерианова
Animators L. Popov
Yelena Hludova
Konstantin Chikin
Boris Butakov
Nikolai Fyodorov
Tatyana Fyodorova
Fyodor Khitruk
Boris Meyerovich
Faina Yepifanova
Vladimir Krumin
V. Ryabchikov
Vladimir Popov
Л. Попов
Елена Хлудова
Константин Чикин
Борис Бутаков
Николай Фёдоров
Татьяна Фёдорова
Фёдор Хитрук
Борис Меерович
Фаина Епифанова
Владимир Крумин
В. Рябчиков
Владимир Попов
Camera Operators Nikolai Voinov
Yelena Petrova
Николай Воинов
Елена Петрова
Executive Producer Natan Bitman Натан Битман
Composer Moisey Vaynberg Моисей Вайнберг
Sound Operator Nikolai Prilutskiy Николай Прилуцкий

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