Animation / Russie-Japon / 2009 / 1h20 / 35 mm / couleur / VOSTA (interprétation en direct).
Screenplay : Makoto Nakamura, Mikhail Aldashin, Michiru Shimada, Ryunosuke Kingetsu.
In three new episodes we are reunited with the famous character of Cheburashka, the little hero of soviet animated film from the 1960s until the start of the 1980s, to whom Ciné junior had devoted a section the 2010 edition of the festival as part of its special theme on Russian and Soviet Cinema.
Episode 1 : The strange creature Cheburashka arrives in Russia in a crate of oranges. The fruit seller takes him to the zoo. Unfortunately, the zoo won’t accept Cheburashka as they don’t know which species he belongs to. Thankfully Cheburashka meets Crocodile Gena...
Episode 2 : The circus is recruiting new artists. But Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena can’t juggle or climb a rope and so cannot become part of the troop. The two heroes meet Masha, who has also been turned down by the circus director. They decide to help her...
Episode 3 : An old woman Shapoklyak opens an « advice » bureau for the inhabitants of a small town, but her advice is as useless as it is expensive ! At the same time Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena try to help a grandfather, an ex-magician, find his granddaughter of whom he has only a photo. The trio ask Shapoklyak for her advice...
Makoto Nakamura :
Born in 1970. He participates in more than five hundred episodes of radio plays, TV animations and theatrical animations in various roles such as writer, director or producer. He makes a debut as the theatrical feature animation director with Cheburashka.