Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cheburashka, the Movie Star

Cheburashka, the Soviet Union's Mickey Mouse, will be hitting the big screen soon, I learned on Vilhelm Konnander's weblog, which offers another fine voice to the online coverage of things Central and Eastern European. Read the Moscow Times story here.


Myfanwy Collins said...

What an odd-looking creature. I loved this quote from the article: "Although Cheburashka and his friends may never be able to compete with Pikachu and Satoshi here in Japan, somehow, the charm of a furry monkey/bear-like character seems more sincere than that of a slick yellow mouse that squeaks and has a history of causing seizures in small children," wrote the Yomiuri Shimbun in 2001, referring to an infamous 1997 incident when a broadcast of "Pokemon" induced seizures in Japanese children.


WittyName32 said...

It is nice when children don't go into seizures on Saturday morning.

I just hope I can find the film on DVD -- with English subtitles or at least a Russian dub. I've only seen a couple of the old shows, but they're priceless -- so great.