The story of the creation of the cartoon "The Adventures of a Cat Leopold"
Screenwriter: Arkady Height
Operators:Ernst Gaman, Vladimir Milovanov, Igor Schamard
Composer: Boris Saveliev
Year of issue:1975-1987
Or in what, it is interesting to know, where our characters in huge quantities used piercing and cutting tools, black magic or firearms? There was this! The only thing that "makes related" these cartoons - the main characters - mice and cats. But the moral of these cartoons is different. And ... the main thing - we still want to live together
"Leopold the Cat" - Tail by the tail
"Leopold the Cat" - We will endure this trouble
Much in the cartoon remained "behind the scenes". For example, the profession of cat Leopold. It can be assumed that the scope of his professional activity is directly related to pedagogy.
"Leopold the Cat" - the sun shines brightly
Interesting facts about the cartoon about the cat Leopold
At the time of the creation of the first series of the cartoon, the studio “Ekran”, with which the authors were collaborating, did not yet have an art workshop. Therefore, cartoons were not drawn, and laid out. How did this happen? Small details of the heroes were created, which, after each frame, shifted by a tiny distance. Thus, the illusion of movement manifested itself;
People who worked on the cartoon, remember a lot of interesting moments that arose in the process of its creation. So, the study of individual scenes looked very wild from the side. Adults lounged on the floor and in every way mutuzili each other, grimacing in front of a mirror. In general, a rather exotic sight.
Cartoon sounded by different artists. So, in the first series, all the characters speak in the voice of Andrei Mironov. But the actor's illness prevented him from continuing the animation dubbing, and Mironov was replaced by Gennady Khazanov;
Censorship studio "Ekran" reacted to the cartoon pretty cool. The authors were accused of representing the party in an unfavorable light, are too loyal to countries with a different political system and even ... propagandize Chinese influence.
The cartoon was banned from showing until 1982. By this time books are written about Leopold the cat, and the very image of a good animal becomes widely known. Further 8 series voiced by Alexander Kalyagin. This was his first experience of “speaking” for cartoon characters;
According to Anatoly Reznikov, a 13-series continuation of the cartoon about Leopold the Cat was planned. However, the embodiment of the idea prevented the financial crisis. But the director does not lose hope so far.
In honor of the cartoon was even created a coin. The coin in denominations of 2 dollars (Cook Islands, 2008). Silver 999th sample. The coin depicts the main characters of the animated series.