There Once Was a Dog (S)
- Original title
Zhil-byl pyos (There Once Was a Dog) (S)
- Running time
- 10 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Animation. Comedy. Drama | Dogs/Wolves. Friendship. Short Film (Animated)
- Synopsis / Plot
- The day comes when an old cur watchdog becomes useless and the masters decide to drive him away. They turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy. The Wolf stages a kidnapping to help his mate and the Dog "rescues" the child. The Dog is welcomed back to the khutor with pomp and honours and decides to repay the Wolf's kindness. He helps the Wolf to infiltrate the house and feeds him with viands from table. Intoxicated by horilka, the Wolf reveals his intention to sing. He howls and the Dog casts the mate away from the house. The Wolf thanks the Dog and the best friends bid farewell.
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