Gena the Crocodile (1969)

  |  Animation, Short, Family

Gena the Crocodile (1969) Poster

Cheburashka is a creature unknown to science. After the zoo rejects him, he becomes lonely and wants friends. Meanwhile, a crocodile named Gena is in the same boat and seeks friendship. The two meet and build a house for the lonely.


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Roman Kachanov


Eduard Uspenskiy (screenplay), Roman Kachanov (screenplay)

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5 October 2019 | thatgraograman
| Heartwarming
First episode of the Soviet stop-motion animated film series of "Cheburashka". I grew up on animations like this, and rewatching it makes me simply happy, filled with nostalgia. You have to emphasize how incredible kind and innocent this animation is in comparison to today's cartoons. The story of Gena the Crocodile and the "animal unknown to science" Cheburashka is about friendship, helpfulness and compassion - definitely teaching a kid what the important things in life are. The following 3 episodes are: Cheburashka (1971), Shapoklyak (1974), Cheburashka Goes to School (1983)


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Soviet Union

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