Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit
|Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit|
Image from the film.
|Directed by||Fyodor Khitruk|
|Produced by||L. Butyrina|
|Written by||Laura Cherie|
|Music by||Mieczysław Weinberg|
|Edited by||A. Shukin|
Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit (Russian: Винни-Пух идёт в гости listen (help·info)) is a 1971 animated film by Soyuzmultfilm directed by Fyodor Khitruk. The film is based on chapter one in the book series by A. A. Milne. It is the second part of a trilogy, following the Winnie-the-Pooh (1969 film) and preceding the Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (1972).
The second part closely follows the first one: it is co-written by Khitruk and Boris Zakhoder and is based on the Pooh's love for honey; its prototype drawings are two dimensional and are created by Khitruk and Vladimir Zuikov. A new character (Rabbit) is added to the core cast of the first part: Winnie-the-Pooh, the narrator, and the Piglet.
- Vladimir Osenev as the narrator.
- Yevgeny Leonov as Winnie-the-Pooh.
- Iya Savvina as Piglet.
- Anatoly Shchukin as Rabbit.
Legacy and awards
In 1976 Khitruk was awarded the USSR State Prize for the Winnie-the-Pooh trilogy. The animation characters, as designed by Khitruk's team, are featured on the 1988 Soviet and 2012 Russian postal stamps; they are permanently painted on a public streetcar running through the Sokolniki Park, and their sculptures are installed in Ramenki District in Moscow.
When Khitruk visited the Disney Studios, Wolfgang Reitherman, the author of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day that won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, told him that he liked the Soviet version better than his own.
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- Фёдор Хитрук (Fyodor Khitruk). Russian Animated Film Association
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- Moritz, William (1999) The Spirit Of Genius: Feodor Khitruk. Animation World Magazine
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