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Nu, pogodi!
Nu, pogodi! logo
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A screenshot from episode #7
From left to right: Hare and Wolf.
Genre Comedy
Created by Felix Kandel
Arkadi Khait
Aleksandr Kurlyandsky
Directed by Gennady Sokolsky (pilot only)
Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin
Vladimir Tarasov
Aleksey Kotyonochkin
Voices of Anatoli Papanov
Klara Rumyanova
Igor Khristenko
Olga Zvereva
Country of origin  Soviet Union (episodes 1-16)
 Russia (episodes 17-20)
Original language(s) Russian
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 10 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Soyuzmultfilm (episodes 1-18)
Studio 13 (episodes 17-18)
Christmas Films (episodes 19-20)
Release
Original channel Советское Центральное Телевидение (1969-1970)
Общественное Российское Телевидение СССР (1970-1991)
Общественное Российское Телевидение (1991-2006)
CITV (2014-present)
Original release June 14, 1969 – October 7, 2006
Soundtrack "Zeleniy svet" by The Wolf voiced by Anatoli Papanov in 16 episode (1986)

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Nu, pogodi! (Russian: Ну, погоди!, Well, Just You Wait!) is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series debuted in 1969 and became popular in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries. The latest episode was produced in 2006.

The series follows the comical adventures of a mischievous yet artistic wolf, Volk, trying to catch (and presumably eat) a hare, Zayats. It features additional characters that usually either help the hare or interfere with the wolf's plans. The original film language is Russian, but very little speech is used, usually interjections or at most several sentences per episode. The series' most common line is the titular "Nu, pogodi!", recited by the wolf when his plans fail. It also includes many grunts, laughs and songs.

Characters[edit]

The Hare[edit]

Hare from Episode #1.

The Hare, commonly transliterated into English as Zayats (Russian: Заяц), is portrayed as a supposedly positive hero. He gets much less screen time and is less developed than the Wolf, and most of his actions are simply reactions to the Wolf's schemes. In later episodes, the role of the Hare becomes more active and developed, and he even manages to save the Wolf on several occasions. The Hare is portrayed as a percussionist in a number of episodes. The character was originally voiced by Klara Rumyanova.

The Hare's clothing is much less varied than the Wolf's. He is nearly always seen in the same green T-shirt and blue shorts. However, in the prologue of Episode 8 he appears in an ice-skating outfit, and later on in this episode he is dressed as Ded Moroz, a character not typically performed by young boys, which makes the scene deliberately absurd (it becomes even more absurd when the Wolf joins dressed as Snow Maiden).

The Wolf[edit]

Wolf from Episode #5.

The Wolf, commonly transliterated into English as Volk (Russian: Волк), is initially portrayed as a hooligan who eagerly turns to vandalism, abuses minors, breaks laws, and is a smoker. His appearance was inspired by a person the director Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin saw on the street, specifically a man with long hair, a protruding belly and a thick cigarette between his lips.[1] The character was originally voiced by Anatoli Papanov.

On the other hand, many of the Wolf's attempts to catch the Hare are often characterized by uncanny abilities on his part (including figure skating, ballet, gymnastics and waltzing) for humorous contrast. The Wolf can also play the guitar very well and ride the powerful rocker motorbike.

His most common line throughout the series is "Nu, pogodi!", which he says in various situations when things are not going the way as he expected. At the end of an episode (and at the end of the pre-title introduction), the Wolf usually, but not generally recites "Nu, Zayats, nu pogodi!" (Well, Hare, just you wait!), which is a trademark of the series.

In the first episode, while climbing a high building to catch the Hare, the Wolf whistles the popular mountaineer song, "A Song About A Friend" (a signature song of Vladimir Vysotsky). In spite of these talents, most of the Wolf's schemes eventually fail or turn against him.

During the late Soviet and post-Soviet era, however, the Wolf's image slowly denigrates into a more cartoonish and less criminal persona. In the latest episode (#20), for example, the Wolf is seen chewing a lollipop instead of smoking and his drawing style is reminiscent of new Russian cartoons (Russian: Новые русские мультфильмы) rather than the old Soviet slapstick genre. The Wolf has also adopted a lot of cowardly attitudes in many situations since the first episodes, which more or less oppose his initial persona and actor's voice.

The Wolf's most characteristic piece of clothing is his bell-bottoms which can ambiguously be either part of naval uniform or the 1970s fashion. He is most often seen in a pink shirt with a yellow necktie, but occasionally (Episode 7) appears in a naval undershirt (telnyashka). In Episode 11 he wears a jacket in the beginning, but soon removes it when chasing the Hare. Not infrequently, he loses most of his clothes during the chase, going on in his chintz underpants only (those are a realistic depiction of Soviet-style underwear). Humorously, all of his bottom clothes have a special opening for his tail.

In Episodes 1-16 the Wolf's hairstyle is basically unchanged, though in Episode 14 his hair get briefly done in a style not unlike Elvis Presley's. In Episode 17 he wears a ponytail, and in Episode 18 his forelock is cropped and the mullet is tied into a ponytail. However, in the two final series he resumes his earlier hairstyle of episodes 1-16.

In Episode 8, the Wolf appears in the drag, impersonating the Snow Maiden.

Other characters[edit]

The story also features a supporting cast of animal characters, the most commonly appearing of which is the physically strong and heavy Hippopotamus (Russian: Бегемот Begemot, "Behemoth"), who participates in various roles (e.g., a museum caretaker, shop keeper, passer-by, etc.) and whom the Wolf usually annoys and has to run away from. In Episode #5 (1972), the Hare finds the Wolf hidden among watermelons (the Wolf's cap camouflages him in the scene). The Hare recommends to the passing Hippopotamus, who's also looking to buy melons, one which actually winds up being the Wolf's head. Hippopotamus squeezes Wolf's head to test the ripeness of the "watermelon", and inadvertently forces him out of hiding. The episode ends with Wolf (on a washbowl) sliding down into the Moscow Metro and slamming head-on into, and ending up under the Hippopotamus.

Another repeating character is the Cat (Russian: Кот Kot), who is an illusionist and appears in several stage performances throughout the series. The Cat is shown to be a good magician, but very self-absorbed and highly sensitive to applause. In Episode #9 (1976), the Cat traps the Wolf in his levitation act (which saves the Hare from being caught). He drops the Wolf twice in his act to acknowledge and accept the applause from the Hare.

One of the most appearing on-screen secondary characters in a single episode is the Sea Lion (Russian: морской лев Morskoy Lev), who is the uniformed Navy Captain of the ship in Episode #7, who keeps interfering with the Wolf's attempts at boarding the ship and/or attempting to capture the Hare. However, once the Wolf is on board, he pretends to mop the deck in front of the Captain, tricking him into believing he is one of the crew members. The Captain is later seen closing the lid on top of the boat's storage room, which results in the Wolf and Hare to be trapped together in the darkness.

Other animals are shown in the series, including bears, red foxes, elephants, beavers, dogs and pigs.

Production[edit]

1960s to 1980s[edit]

The original script for Nu, pogodi! was created for the animation studio Soyuzmultfilm in Moscow by the writers Felix Kandel, Arkadi Khait and Aleksandr Kurlyandsky, whose works included humourist and satirical writings.[2] Most directors of Soyuzmultfilm rejected the script, but Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin was convinced by the idea.[3] However, Gennady Sokolsky was the first person to direct the cartoon, more specifically a pilot of it, which was given the name Nu, pogodi! A two and a half minute short film with character designs very different from the later series was created, but it already featured the Wolf's titular catchphrase. It was shown as part of the first episode of the animation magazine Vesolaya karusel ("Merry Carousel", ru:Весёлая карусель) in 1969.[4][5]

A scene from Episode #1.

Kotyonochkin wanted the Wolf to be voiced by the actor and singer Vladimir Vysotsky, but was not given permission by the officials. The actor Anatoli Papanov was approved instead. Actress Klara Rumyanova, who commonly voiced cute and small characters, received the role of the Hare.[6] Svyatozar Rusakov was responsible for the visual design of the series, including its characters.[7][8] In case of the music, the majority of the soundtrack throughout the series during Soviet times was edited directly from existing international records, though there were also original compositions.[9]

The first episode aired in 1969.[10] Nu, pogodi! was not intended to become a long-running series, but the cartoon reached immense popularity and Soyuzmultfilm received many letters from viewers asking for more adventures of Wolf and Hare.[11][12] Therefore, production of new shorts continued into the 1980s. However, it was temporarily halted for politcal reasons after the seventh episode in 1973, as script writer Felix Kandel and his family wanted to emigrate to Israel, but were denied by the Soviet authorities.[2] Nonetheless, production soon resumed, though without Kandel, as Nu, pogodi! viewers were among the highest party leadership.[13]

Episode 16, the last film created during the Soviet era, aired in 1986.[10] The series was put on hold after the death of Anatoli Papanov in 1987.

1990s to present[edit]

Anatoli Papanov as depicted on a 2001 stamp, voice of the Wolf in episodes 1 to 16. Production of Nu, pogodi! was put on hold after his death, but archived voice recordings of him were later used for the 17th and 18th episode.

It turned out that all outtakes of Papanov's work for the series had been archived. The voice samples were used for the creation of the 17th and 18th episode in 1993.[10] They were produced by Soyuzmultfilm in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute for Professional Advancement of Film, Television and Radio Workers (credited as Studio 13) and were co-directed by Vladimir Tarasov. The 17th episode in particular was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Nu, pogodi![14] Both shorts are notable for their use of product placement for the sponsor of the films, AMT, as well as for Nokia. Kotyonochkin's son Aleksey Kotyonochkin, who had also become an animation artist, took part in their production, although he had unsuccessfully tried to convince his father to not to participate. The two episodes were met with negative reactions.[15]

In February 2005, the supermarket chain Pyatyorochka announced that they had purchased the rights to create two new Nu, pogodi! films.[16][17] The idea to support the production of new episodes arose during a corporate party of the company in 2003. Late Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin's son Aleksey was offered to direct them, but initially hesitated to accept, as he was not sure whether the standards set in Soviet times could be achieved, and also because of the failure of the 17th and 18th episode. He eventually agreed and assembled a team of young animators at the studio Christmas Films, their average age being 30. The production was funded by Pyatyorochka with a budget of 400.000 dollars.[13][15][18]

The scripts were written by Nu, pogodi! co-creators Aleksandr Kurlyandsky and Felix Kandel again, the latter being involved in the creation of new episodes for the first time since more than three decades.[18] The actors Igor Khristenko and Olga Zvereva became the new voices of Wolf and Hare, respectively.[13] It was stated that their voices are "virtually indistinguishable" from the original ones.[3]

It was not possible anymore to simply insert popular international music into the shorts like during Soviet times, as copyright had to be taken into account now. The budget did not allow for obtaining music rights. Therefore, it was decided to approach a domestic artist, namely Andrey Derzhavin of the band Mashina Vremeni, who immediately agreed to create a diverse soundtrack. In an interview, Kotyonochkin noted that Nu, pogodi! and Mashina Vremeni debuted the same year.[18][13]

On 16 September 2005, a costume parade was held on the Arbat in honour of the cartoon's revival.[19] The premiere of episode 19 took place on 22 December of the same year.[20] Unlike the previous two episodes, the Pyatyorochka-funded shorts are free of advertising, the sponsor is only mentioned in the credits.[18]

For two years, the latest two Nu, pogodi! episodes were largely unavailable to the public and were only shown at certain film festivals. However, in late December 2007 a DVD was finally released in Russia which contained the two films, as well as a making-of film and comics drawn by Aleksey Kotyonochkin. As of now, it is available only in the supermarket chains Pyatyorochka and Perekryostok.[21]

Regarding questions on a possible continuation of the series, Kotyonochkin stated in 2006 that it is "impossible to produce the series endlessly" and that they didn't intend to "copy Tom and Jerry". If a follow-up was made, it would be very different from the existing films according to Kotyonochkin, possibly a full-length film in the format of 3D animation with a brand new story.[22]

Cultural references[edit]

The female Fox singer in Episode 15 is based upon Alla Pugacheva. The Hare's subsequent performance in the drag is a parody of one of her songs popular at the time.

A cameo of a sitting girl in Episode 16 refers to Viktor Vasnetsov's painting Alyonushka. The key is that Alyonushka is the heroine of the folk-tale Brother and Sister. She apparently mistakes the Wolf, who had been transformed into a goat, for her brother.

Critical and popular reception[edit]

A USSR stamp from 1988, depicting Nu, pogodi!

The series was, for many years, hugely popular among the Soviet public, and it is popular in the Federation to this day. The critical reaction of the director's colleagues was less favourable. The director's son Aleksey Kotyonochkin recalls how, although nobody said it to his father outright, the animators and directors of Soyuzmultfilm generally considered Nu, pogodi! to be of low class. For his part, Vyacheslav Kotyonichkin was not a follower of auteur films (many of which were being made at the studio at the time), and considered them to be examples of someone needlessly showing off.

Kotyonochkin disliked subtext and tried to create very simple, straightforward scenarios. The main idea of the series was simple; don't hurt the little guy or you will yourself get into a foolish situation. Because the series was so popular, however, it was often a subject for critical discussion and speculation – namely, that the series represented the struggle between the intelligentsia (Hare) and the working class (Wolf). Aleksey Kotyonochkin dismisses these interpretations as groundless.[12]

Since the 1990s, when the fall of the Iron Curtain allowed better exchange of films, both Russian and Western audiences have noted similarities between Nu, pogodi! and American cartoons, the most noticeable being Tom and Jerry. The director has admitted that he was learning from Disney animated films which were brought into the USSR from Germany immediately after World War II, particularly Bambi. However, he did not see any Tom and Jerry episodes until his son bought a VCR in 1987.[12] Thematically, Nu, pogodi! places greater emphasis on various real-life situations and locations.

List of episodes[edit]

The episodes of Nu, pogodi! were not named but rather numbered. Each episode has a different setting:

No. Setting Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "City and Beach" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait June 14, 1969 (1969-06-14)
2 "Fairground at Night" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait July 18, 1970 (1970-07-18)
3 "Road and Construction Site" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait May 29, 1971 (1971-05-29)
4 "Stadium" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait June 26, 1971 (1971-06-26)
5 "City and Train Station" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)
6 "Countryside" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait April 21, 1973 (1973-04-21)
7 "Sea Voyage" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel, Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait May 12, 1973 (1973-05-12)
8 "New Year Celebration" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05)
9 "Television Studio" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait September 4, 1976 (1976-09-04)
10 "Construction Site and Hospital" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait October 9, 1976 (1976-10-09)
11 "Circus" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait July 30, 1977 (1977-07-30)
12 "Museum" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait April 8, 1978 (1978-04-08)
13 "Olympic Games" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait May 17, 1980 (1980-05-17)
Connected to the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Misha appears.
14 "The House of Young Technicians" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait June 2, 1984 (1984-06-02)
15 "The House of Culture" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait June 22, 1985 (1985-06-22)
16 "In the World of Russian Folk Tales" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin Aleksandr Kurlyandsky & Arkadi Khait September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
17 "Exotic Land on Island" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin & Vladimir Tarasov Aleksandr Kurlyandsky June 24, 1993 (1993-06-24)
18 "Supermarket" Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin & Vladimir Tarasov Aleksandr Kurlyandsky June 25, 1993 (1993-06-25)
19 "Airport and Beach" Aleksey Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel & Aleksandr Kurlyandsky December 22, 2005 (2005-12-22)[20]
20 "Dacha Community" Aleksey Kotyonochkin Felix Kandel & Aleksandr Kurlyandsky October 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)

There was also a promotional 30 min. long episode show including various characters from Soviet cartoons (Cheburashka, among others) released in 1981 called The Lost Episodes. The show featured three never before seen sequences of Nu Pogodi! of approximate 10 min. length and were not re-released for home entertainment in spite of various full episode collections. They can, however, be seen on television on some channels during children cartoons time and are viewable through web video recordings (such as YouTube).

In 2001, the characters were re-used (albeit with Zayats being replaced with a chipmunk) for a series of 'next' channel bumpers for Teletoon, produced by Chuck Gammage Animation.[23]

In August 2012, it was decided television airing of the cartoons would not cut out scenes of the wolf smoking because of laws prohibiting material "deemed harmful to children". An agreement was made, "We will not cut anything, not even one cigarette." [24]

Cast and crew[edit]

Directors[edit]

Screenplay[edit]

Main animators - character development[edit]

  • Svyatozar Rusakov − 1-16
  • Aleksey Kotyonochkin − 17-18
  • Svetlana Davidova − 19 and 20

Voices[edit]

Camera[edit]

  • Yelena Pietrova − 1-6
  • N. Klimova − 7
  • Svetlana Koscieieva − 8-14
  • Aleksandr Chekhovski − 15-16
  • L. Krutovskaja − 17-18

Sound directors[edit]

  • George Martyniuk − 1-10
  • Vladimir Kutuzov − 11-18

Editors[edit]

  • Tatyana Sazonova − 1-7
  • Margarita Micheeva − 8-18

Animators[edit]

Music[edit]

A number of memorable tunes were written or selected to match the action sequences of the cartoon. The majority of the soundtrack was edited directly from various international lounge and dance LP records from the 1960s-1980s, many of which were part of the music supervisors' personal collections.[9] These recordings were not listed in the credits, so the origins of some remain obscure today.

Some of the known performers whose music was featured in Nu Pogodi are Chico Buarque, Herb Alpert, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Digital Emotion, Günter Gollasch, Bill Haley, Ted Heath, Leroy Holmes, Halina Kunicka, James Last, Muslim Magomayev, Paul Mauriat, Hazy Osterwald, Pesnyary, Edita Piekha, Franck Pourcel, Perez Prado, Alla Pugacheva, Valery Leontiev, Eric Rogers, Earl Scruggs, Igor Sklar, Terry Snyder, Studio 11, Mel Taylor, Klaus Wunderlich, Billy Vaughn, Helmut Zacharias, and Zemlyane.

The opening credits theme was edited from Vízisí (Water Ski), written by Hungarian composer Tamás Deák and performed Magyar Rádió Tánczenekara & Harmónia Vokál.[25]

Sometimes the words of the songs were modified or altogether substituted to correspond to the action, and a New Years holiday song (duet between Papanov and Rumyanova that later became a popular standard[26]) was written especially for the series. Originally, the cult Russian singer/actor Vladimir Vysotsky was cast for the voice of Wolf, but the studio did not get the approval they needed from a Soviet state organization to use him. However, some homage to Vysotsky remains, as in the opening episode, Wolf is whistling his "Song of a Friend".

Andrey Derzhavin, keyboardist of Mashina Vremeni, wrote the musical score for the 19th and 20th episode.

When the 19th and 20th episode went into production, times had changed and the music rights would have to obtained first, which was not possible with the budget. A national artist, Andrey Derzhavin of the band Mashina Vremeni, was contacted instead, who composed the music for the films. The shorts also feature excerpts of preexisting Mashina Vremeni works.[13][18]

Soundtrack[edit]

Episode 1 - "City and Beach"

  • Song about a Friend [Песня о Друге]
  • Last Electric Train [Последняя Электричка]

Episode 2 - "Fairground at Night"

  • Ferris Wheel [Чертово колесо] (Muslim Magomaev)
  • The Laughing Hussar (Hazy Osterwald-Sextett)
  • A song about Hares [Песня про зайцев]

Episode 3 - "Road and Construction Site"

  • Kalinka (Orchester Günter Gollasch)
  • В.Игнатьев — Карусель(V. Ignatiev - Carousel)
  • My Little Suede Shoes (Billy May)
  • Entrance of the Gladiators (Julius Fučík)

Episode 4 - "Stadium"

  • King-Winner [Король-Победитель]
  • Cha-cha-cha, Jamaica (Vladimir Chizhik)
  • Brass Orchestra [Orkiestry Dęte]

Episode 5 - "City and Train Station"

  • By the Long Road [Дорогой Длинною]
  • O Sole Mio
  • El Choclo

Episode 6 - "Countryside"

  • Yas was Mowing Clover [Касiў Ясь канюшыну] (Pesnyary)
  • Jujalarim (Sugra)
  • Sabre Dance [Танец с Саблями] (Aram Khachaturian)
  • At the Kolkhoz Poultry Farm [На Колхозной Птицеферме] (Mescherin Ensemble)

Episode 7 - Sea Voyage"

  • Only Us Только Мы (Friendship)
  • Balaton (Studio 11)
  • Toy [Игрушка](Victor Ignatiev)

Episode 8 - "New Year Celebration"

  • Snow Maiden [Снегурочка]
  • Joker (Orchester Günter Gollasch)
  • A Banda (Chico Buarque)
  • John Grey [Джон Грей]
  • La Cumparsita

Episode 9 - "Television Studio"

  • Little Man (Franck Pourcel)
  • Tired Toys are Sleeping [Спят усталые игрушки]
  • A Priest had a Dog [У Попа Была Собака]
  • Caravan
  • Wheels (The String Alongs)
  • U Popa Byla Sobaka (Olovyanniye Soldatiki)
  • The Football March

Episode 10 - "Construction Site and Hospital"

  • Kazachok [Casatschok] (including Katyousha verse) (Dmitri Dourakine)
  • Vysota
  • Popcorn I [Воздушная Кукуруза I]
  • Blue is the Night (Terry Snyder And The All Stars)
  • Strip Tease In Rhythm (Helmut Zacharias)
  • Jolly March of the Builders [Весёлый марш монтажников] (Nikolai Rybnikov)
  • Meetings (Claudia Shulzhenko)

Episode 11 - "Circus"

  • Entrée March from Circus
  • Easy Livin' Coming Closer PopCorn (James Last)
  • Trompeten Muckel (James Last)
  • Spinning Wheel (Ted Heath Orchestra)

Episode 12 - Museum"

  • Lotto-Zahlen (Klaus Wunderlich)
  • Corn Flakes (Klaus Wunderlich)
  • Zorba [Зорба]
  • Onde Del Danubio
  • Triumphal March

Episode 13 - "Olympic Games"

  • Flight of the Bumblebee [Полёт Шмеля] (K. Wunderlich arrangement)
  • Cannonball (Pete Tex)
  • How High the Moon (James Last)
  • Dolannes Melody
  • Moliendo Cafe (Perez Prado and His Orchestra)
  • Train Forty-Five

Episode 14 - "The House of Young Technology"

  • Petersburger Nächte (Hugo Strasser)
  • Besame Mucho (Klaus Wunderlich)
  • Million Alyh Roz (Alla Pugacheva)
  • Grass by the House [Трава у Дома] [Trava u Doma]
  • Get Up Action (Digital Emotion)
  • Go Go Yellow Screen (Digital Emotion)
  • Bavarian Affair (Empire [methusalem])
  • The Beauty and the Beast (Digital Emotion)
  • Shaky Wagon [Качается вагон]

Episode 15 - "The House of Culture"

  • Iceberg [Айсберг]
  • Swan Lake - Dance of the swans
  • Beneath the Roof of Your House [Под Крышей Дома Твоего]

Episode 16 - "In the World of Russian Folk Tales"

  • Sea, Sea [Море, Море]
  • Green Light [Зеленый свет]
  • Komarovo [Комарово]

Episode 17 - "Exotic Land on Island"

  • Korobushka [Korobeiniki]
  • Don't Put Salt in my Wounds [Не Сыпь мне Соль на Рану]
  • Lambada
  • March of Stalin's air force [Марш сталинской авиации]

Episode 18 - "Supermarket"

  • Taganka [Таганка]
  • On the Hills of Manchuria [На сопках Маньчжурии]
  • Hafanana (Afric Simone)

Episode 19 - "Airport and Beach"

Episode 20 - "Dacha Community"

  • Chocolate Bunny(шоколадный заяц)

Video games[edit]

Nu, pogodi! has been adapted into a number of video games. In 1984, an LCD game titled Nu, pogodi! was released in the Soviet Union. Between 2002 and 2010, the Russian video game company SoftClub released five different PC games based on the cartoon series.

Title Details
Nu, pogodi! (Ну, погоди!)

1984 – LCD game[27]
Notes:
LCD game Nu, pogodi!
  • Released under the Electronika brand. It is an unlicensed clone of Egg, a title in Nintendo's Game & Watch line. The Wolf takes the role of the original wolf character, whilst the Hare replaces the cock.


Nu, pogodi! Vypusk 1: Pogonya
(Ну, погоди! Выпуск 1: Погоня)

April 5, 2002 (2002-04-05) – PC[28]
Notes:
  • Developed and published by SoftClub.
  • The title translates to "Well, Just You Wait! Part 1: Chase".


Nu, pogodi! Vypusk 2: Kruglyy schot
(Ну, погоди! Выпуск 2: Круглый счёт)

May 17, 2002 (2002-05-17) – PC[29]
Notes:
  • Developed by K-D Lab and published by SoftClub.
  • The title translates to "Well, Just You Wait! Part 2: Round Score".


Nu, pogodi! Vypusk 3: Pesnya dlya zaytsa
(Ну, погоди! Выпуск 3: Песня для зайца)

December 11, 2003 (2003-12-11) – PC[30]
Notes:
  • Developed by K-D Lab and published by SoftClub.
  • The title translates to "Well, Just You Wait! Part 3: Song for the Hare".


Nu, pogodi! Vypusk 4: Dogonyalki
(Ну, погоди! Выпуск 4: Догонялки)

May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20) – PC[31]
Notes:
  • Developed by DiP Interactive and published by SoftClub.
  • The title translates to "Well, Just You Wait! Part 4: Tag".


Nu, pogodi! Vypusk 5: Po sledam zaytsa
(Ну, погоди! Выпуск 5: По следам зайца)

December 24, 2010 (2010-12-24) – PC[32]
Notes:
  • Developed by A. Yefremov and published by SoftClub.
  • The title translates to "Well, Just You Wait! Part 5: On the Trail of the Hare".


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fomina, Oksana (2005-03-31). «Ну, погоди!» теперь работает в супермаркете. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b Автор «Ну, погоди!» Феликс Кандель рассказал о загадке Иерусалима. polit.ru (in Russian). 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Ну, погоди!" возвращается. NEWSru (in Russian). 2005-09-20. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  4. ^ Kurlyandsky, Aleksandr (2006-11-06). «ВЕСЕЛАЯ КАРУСЕЛЬ» НА ЖЕЛТОМ ЭКРАНЕ ТЕЛЕВИЗОРА. Novaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  5. ^ Жил-был веселый человек. Аркадий Хайт ("Once Upon The Time There lived a Jolly Man. Arkady Khait"), a documentary
  6. ^ День рождения мультика «Ну, погоди!»: Волк мог быть страшилищем с голосом Высоцкого. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  7. ^ Скончался один из создателей «Ну, погоди!». polit.ru (in Russian). 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  8. ^ Светозар Русаков, который нарисовал "Ну, погоди!". animator.ru (in Russian). 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  9. ^ a b [1] interview with Alexander Goldstein, music supervisor on episodes 7-14
  10. ^ a b c Romanova, Olga (2006-09-22). "Ну, погоди!", или беготня на фоне "застоя". polit.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  11. ^ Умер режиссер-мультипликатор Вячеслав Котеночкин. NEWSru (in Russian). 2000-11-20. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  12. ^ a b c Kapkov, Sergey (2007-06-20). Алексей Котеночкин: "Отец никогда не делал фильмов с фигой в кармане". Gazeta (in Russian) №109. Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Kobelev, Aleksey (2005-09-08). "Ну погоди!" возвращается. Pro-Disney Animation (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  14. ^ "«WELL, WAIT! (PART 17)»". Animator.ru. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  15. ^ a b Livsi, Elena (2005-10-12). Мультик «Ну, погоди!» возвращается!. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  16. ^ "Пятерочка" снимет продолжение "Ну, погоди!". Lenta.ru (in Russian) (Rambler Media Group). 2005-02-25. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  17. ^ "Ну погоди!" возвращается (in Russian). Pyatyorochka. 2005-03-18. Archived from the original on 2005-03-20. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Malyukova, Larisa (2005-12-26). НУ, ПОГОДИЛИ ДВЕНАДЦАТЬ ЛЕТ И СНОВА — «НУ, ПОГОДИ!». Novaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  19. ^ Герои возрожденного мультфильма "Ну, погоди!" торжественно прошли по Арбату. NEWSru (in Russian). 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  20. ^ a b Сегодня пройдет премьера новой 19 серии мультфильма "Ну, погоди!". polit.ru (in Russian). 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  21. ^ http://kotenochkin.livejournal.com/242735.html
  22. ^ Вышла 20-я серия "Ну, погоди!" - продолжения снимать не будут. NEWSru (in Russian). 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  23. ^ http://www.cganim.com/work/
  24. ^ http://bostonherald.com/news/offbeat/view/20120830russian_tv_cartoon_villain_gets_to_keep_smoking/srvc=home&position=recent Russian TV cartoon villain gets to keep smoking
  25. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixXyj2T0IxM
  26. ^ footage of Papanov/Rumyanova duet on YouTube
  27. ^ Komyagina, Olga (2014-08-18). Игрушки 80-х: электронные «Ну, погоди!», пистоны и бумажные куклы. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  28. ^ Игра «Ну, погоди! Выпуск 1: Погоня» для PC (in Russian). SoftClub. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  29. ^ Игра «Ну, погоди! Выпуск 2: Круглый счет» для PC (in Russian). SoftClub. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  30. ^ Игра «Ну, погоди! Выпуск 3: Песня для зайца» для PC (in Russian). SoftClub. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  31. ^ Игра «Ну, погоди! Выпуск 4: Догонялки» для PC (in Russian). SoftClub. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  32. ^ Игра «Ну, погоди! Выпуск 5: По следам зайца» для PC (in Russian). SoftClub. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 

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