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Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

Yozhik v tumane (original title)
A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director:

Yuri Norstein (as Yu. Norstein)

Writer:

Sergei Kozlov (as S. Kozlov)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy ... Bear (voice) (as V. Nevinnyy)
Mariya Vinogradova ... Hedgehog (voice) (as M. Vinogradova)
Aleksey Batalov ... Narrator (voice) (as A. Batalov)
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On a silent, starry night, somewhere in a thick and dark forest, a tiny and timid little hedgehog prepares for yet another regular visit at his best friend the bear's place to drink tea from his comforting samovar and to count the countless stars in the sky. However, little by little, a heavy fog like no other will soon shroud the wild woods--and much to the helpless hedgehog's dismay--he will start wandering in the powdery mist with a jar of raspberry jam in his hands, as terrifying nocturnal encounters and mysterious occurrences send shivers down the spine. Will the young visitor of the night find the way to his friend through this dense fog? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 October 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song of the band Samsas Traum "Igel im Nebel" is based on the plot of the animated film. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: In the evenings, the little Hedgehog went to the Bear Cub to count stars. They would sit on the log and sip tea, gazing at the starry sky. It hung on the roof, just behind the chimney. To the right of the chimney were the Bear Cub's stars and the stars to the left were the Hedgehog's.
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Brilliant! Truly Wonderful! The Legendary Cartoon Ever Made!
3 October 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

This is the cartoon film that I love, love with all my heart. This is the little wonderful story that I adore and still watch every time it is on the TV. Why? Well, the plot is amazingly simple - a little sweet helpless hedgehog is lost in the dense fog on his was to his friend, a bear, who awaits him for a tea with jam. The hedgehog is afraid, he is overcoming his innate fear of the dark, of some imaginary evil creatures, of the unknown and the new. He is encountered by a kind dog, a hilariously nervous owl, a kind fish that helps him out of the river, and finally he is at the bear's place... But the music, the very magic, sweet, mesmerizing feeling! This is a touching little story about a kid lost in the dark alone and trying to get out of it. This is a deep philosophical story about the quest for new and unknown things... This is a grand Anthem to the Freindship, Bravery and Curiosity. I love this excellent film. It is incredible...


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