The cartoon that gave russian animation a new level of excellence after switching over to colour in 1945
21 min. 54 sec.
VIII ICF in Venice, 1947 - the Diploma and the Bronze medal for the best animation film. It is an original fairy tale about the courageous girl who abducts red-breasted birdy from the malicious magician and sets it free, and she herself becomes the captive. Her friends help the girl to get out of the ice castle.
directed by Mstislav Pashchenko
written by Mstislav Pashchenko
art directors Anatoly Sazonov, Yevgeny Migunov
artists V. Valerianova, G. Pozin, K. Malyshev, O. Ghemmerling
animators Faina Yepifanova, Ye. Kazantseva, O. Syssoeva, Yu. Popov, Roman Davydov, Petr Repkin