“Eduard Uspensky characters on the screen

The most famous cartoons made by the script writer

Writer Eduard Uspenskie: inter/TASS, Elena Palms

– Writer, playwright and screenwriter Eduard Uspensky died in Moscow on 81-m to year of life. The assumption became famous as the author of children’s books and scripts for cartoons. Among the invented characters — Crocodile Gena and Cheburashka, the cat Matroskin, Uncle Fyodor, postman Pechkin, dog Ball, brothers Balls. They all became part of popular culture.

Edward Uspensky has written scripts for almost 60 animated films. His first job at “Soyuzmultfilm” was the script adaptation of the children’s song “baby” by Vladimir Shainsky and Entin Yuri in 1969.

For this scenario the assumption has adapted already own the book. Puppet cartoon 1969 “Crocodile Gena” is a screen adaptation of the novel “Crocodile Gena and his friends”, released three years earlier. Characters — crocodile Gena, Cheburashka and Shapoklyak old woman — became widely known in popular culture. Cheburashka even became the mascot of the Russian Olympic team. For the first time it happened at the summer Olympic games 2004 in Athens.

The “Crocodile Gena” followed by three continuation in 1971, 1974 and 1983. The unexpected popularity of Cheburashka and his friends gained in our time in Japan, where they took a 26-part anime series and three puppet series in the style of the works of “Soyuzmultfilm”.

In 1975 came the first attempt to film adaptation of another famous novel Uspensky “Uncle Fyodor, dog and cat.” However, three series about a too independent young boy and his animal friends have not had success.

But the version in 1978 became one of the most famous Soviet cartoon. “Three from Buttermilk” and two sequels made the boy’s Uncle Fyodor, cat Matroskin, dog Sharik and the postman Pechkin so popular characters from that book series about them about them the assumption continued until 2011.

In 2017, Eduard Uspensky published an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he said that the Studio “Soyuzmultfilm” removes the continuation of the cartoon about Prostokvashino without his consent. On 1 August it became known that the writer and the Studio agreed about copyright: Uspensky agreed to the proposal of the film Studio “Soyuzmultfilm” and gave her the exclusive right to use the original script “Buttermilk”, and the license for the trademarks with the names of favorite heroes of these cartoons. To date, came out for five episodes of the new “Buttermilk”, which can be viewed on the official channel of “Soyuzmultfilm” in YouTube. Only from 2018 to 2020 it is planned to produce 30 episodes.

Brothers Koloboks happened the same story as with the characters “Buttermilk”: in 1983 based on the novel by Eduard Uspensky came puppet cartoon “the Investigation lead balls”, the script of which almost literally repeats the text of the book. Cartoon relatively unknown to the more free, the film adaptation of the same book — “the Investigation Koloboks” 1987 from the Studio “Ekran”. In the future, the characters of this cartoon Chef and co-worker were the heroes of animation products, is not associated with the work of Ouspensky, video games and TV shows.

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