"It’s because I didn’t have a bike": Edward Usspensky’s memory

On the night of August 15, at the age of 80, Edward Uspensky died – a writer, who in every resident of Russia is firmly associated with childhood. And it would probably be completely different without a series about Prostokvashino, Cheburashka and a consequence that koloboki lead. Blondie in Havana remembers what the main characters of Assumption.

Almost all his life, Edward Uspensky dedicated to creating in the USSR, and then in Russia the feeling of childhood – from the moment of edition of the first books about Uncle Fedor in 1974, to work on the first releases of "good night, kids" and "Radionani". Uspensky always wanted to teach other people – in his books, cartoons, lectures that he constantly conducted for young writers. And outside his work, he was a fighter with a bureaucracy and perfectly promoted many cultural projects using its name and status of a folk writer.

Cheburashka and his friends

An unknown science "Orange-standing" Animal with a touching character and huge ears Cheburashka was the first in the pantheon of the characters of Assumption. He appeared in 1966 in the book "Crocodile Gena and his friends," and he was very lucky: He was noticed by the director Roman Kachanov and made it the main figure in Soviet cartoon. In general, Assumption was always lucky with people who visualized his characters – then the first Cheburashi was then worked by the young Norstein, and Vasily Livanov sang under Shainsky. If you believe the preface "crocodile genes and his friends", the image of Cheburashka is written off Uspensky with his ridiculous children’s toy, which depicted or hare, or the bear. Today, Cheburashka almost a symbol of the country: first, he became the hero of Russian folklore (simply a jokes); Secondly, with the Summer Olympiad of 2004, a strange animal serves as a symbol of the Russian Olympic team, changing the color of the fur for each new Olympiad; Thirdly, as a result, Cheburashka has become a mandatory souvenir for foreign tourists, especially the Japanese, clearly ready to take a wonderful being in his Pantheon of good mandes of A la Miyazaki.

Village Prostokvashino

Uspensky just for a week survived the chief creator of the cartoon about the village of Prostokvashino Multiplier Arkady Shera. Initially, these heroes appeared in the book of the writer "Uncle Fyodor, Dog and Cat" and from there swore in the cartoon "Three from Prostokvashino". "Soyuzmultfilm" still uses images invented by Assumption together with Cher, removing new seasons from the life of Uncle Fyodor, Cat Matroskin, Postman Pechekin and PSA Ball. The last half a year Uspensky tried to sue "Soyuzmultfilm", calling the new season "terrible" and accusing the company in plagiarism until the series gained tens of millions of views in Yutube. Someone ridiculed the writer for greed, believing that he just wants more money for his characters, someone was horrified by a new one prostrochino with him.

This is because I did not have a bike

Whatever it was, Prostokvashino will always be perceived as part of the creative world of Assumption. Like Cheburashka, Prostokvashinsky Heroes became an important part of Russian culture: witty phrases and fun from the cartoon long went into the people. "Incorrectly you, Uncle Fedor, Eat Sandwich," "To sell something unnecessary, you need to first buy something unnecessary," "mustache, paws and tail – here are my documents" and other replicas seem to be tightly stuck in the camp of the head brain in several generations of our country’s inhabitants.

"The investigation leads kolobki"

"The investigation leads koloboki" – Assumption parody on a series of detective stories Arthur Conan Doyla about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Brothers Koloboki – private detectives, unraveling a variety of cases – from the disappearance of an elephant to theft of paintings. This is the only work of Assumption, the cartoon for which the "Soyuzmultilm" studio did not shoot, and took the Little Company "Screen". And twice. First, the studio released a puppet cartoon director Aida Zyablikov in 1983, and in 1983 – the hand drawn version of Alexander Tatar and Igor Kovaleva.

In the version of the Zyablikov Head of the Urgent Point of Good Deeds (NPDD), the Kolobok – the very koblok, who left the grandmother, and from the grandfather, and his assistant name is Bunchkin. In the version of Tatar and Kovalev, Koloboki was transferred to the characteristic realities of Soviet reality – with dirty cars, concrete fences and acquaintances with all glasses and fashionable at that time caps, cartoon investigators Chef and colleague as much as possible and constantly talk to each other "similarly". Tatar and Kovalev retained the humority of the original, but made cartoon koloboks more interesting adult audience, although some adults are confessed in love and book.

This is because I did not have a bike

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