Leopold the Cat
Leopold the Cat (Russian: Кот Леопольд, Kot Leopold) is a Soviet/Russian animation series about a good-natured and prudent cat, Leopold. Leopold always wears a bow tie even when swimming. Throughout the series, he has to deal with two mischievous mice, Grey and White (Mitya and Motya according to an early script version, but the cartoons themselves mention no names). The animation was produced at T/O Ekran in 1975 - 1987 and its runtime is 87 min (10 episodes). As of 1987, there were 11 episodes in total. Eventually, in 1995, most of the episodes were released on DVD.
It was directed by Anatoly Reznikov, and the screenplay was written by Arkady Hayt. Boris Savelyev wrote the score. The cinematography was by Ernst Gaman (1975, 1982), Igor Shkamarda (1975, 1981, 1983), and Vladimir Milovanov (1981, 1983, 1984, 1986). Nelli Kudrina did the sound.
Leopold's catchphrase is "Kids, let's live friendly" (Russian: Ребята, давайте жить дружно). The catchphrases of the two mice are "Come out, Leopold!" (Russian: Выходи, Леопольд!) by the one and "Come out, you foul coward!" (Russian: Выходи, подлый трус!) by the second.
- Andrei Mironov voiced all characters in the first and ninth episodes
- Gennady Khazanov voiced all characters in the second episode
- Alexander Kalyagin voiced all characters in episodes 3 to 11 (except 9)
- 1975 — Leopold and the Golden Fish / Леопольд и золотая рыбка
- 1975 — Leopold Cat's Revenge / Месть кота Леопольда
- 1981 — Cat Leopold's Treasure / Клад кота Леопольда
- 1981 — Leopold's TV / Телевизор кота Леопольда
- 1982 — Leopold Goes for a Walk / Прогулка кота Леопольда
- 1982 — Birthday of Leopold the Cat / День рождения кота Леопольда
- 1983 — Leopold's Summer / Лето кота Леопольда
- 1984 — Leopold the Cat in a Dream and in Reality / Кот Леопольд во сне и наяву
- 1984 — Interview with Leopold the Cat / Интервью с котом Лепольдом
- 1986 — Leopold the Cat's Polyclinic / Поликлиника кота Леопольда
- 1987 — Leopold's Automobile / Автомобиль кота Леопольда
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