Shapoklyak (film)

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Directed by Roman Kachanov
Written by Eduard Uspensky
Roman Kachanov
Starring See below
Music by Vladimir Shainsky
Cinematography Teodor Bunimovich
Aleksandr Zhukovskiy
Edited by Nadezhda Treshchyova
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
19 min 48 sec
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Shapoklyak (Russian: Шапокляк, from French Chapeau claque) is a 1974 Soviet Russian animated film by Roman Kachanov.


Crocodile Gena and Cheburashka decide to go to the sea on vacation. Shapoklyak steals their train tickets, and so they are kicked off the train. On their way home, the duo, with Shapoklyak's help, stops hikers from poaching and a factory from polluting a river.




This film contains a second famous Russian song called "Blue (Train)car" (RUS: Голубой Вагон) of the composer Vladimir Shainsky on Eduard Uspensky's verses sound. It is sung at the end of the film by Gena.


  • Though the city Cheburashka and Gena live in is unnamed, it is implied to be Moscow. This is hinted when Cheburashka and Gena take the train from Moscow to Yalta and also when they have to walk home (they find a distance sign pointing to Moscow).

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