While Rankin & Bass were celebrating wintertime with their cute 1960’s stop-motion animations for Americans, including the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Soviet animator Roman Kachanov was making his own very cute stop-motion films, including the Cheburashka children’s series. Kachanov has worked on many films, and was an animator for our recent feature, The Night Before Christmas. He directed The Mitten, a film about a girl who spends a playful day imagining her mitten is a puppy.
The Mitten was written by Zhanna Vitenzon, with music by Zhanna Vitenzon.
Here is the 1967 film, The Mitten.