Soviet Film Wednesday: “Singing Cat” from Tale of the Fox

Singing Cat, from Starevich’s Le Roman de Renard | Tale of the Fox

Here is a charming little song, “Singing Cat,” an excerpt from Ladislas Starevich’s first animated feature, and often regarded as his finest work, The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard), made with the help of his daughter Irene in 1941.

Ladislas Starevich was born in Moscow on August 8, 1882 and moved to France following the Russian Revolution. He was a stop-motion animator and creator of the first puppet-animation, and directed many films in Kaunas, the Soviet Union, and France.   Starevich passed away on February 26, 1965 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.