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  • Theatrical Short
  • Second Frog Animation Group, Cinema Technologies Group
  • Cartoon Characters: Caterpillar, Couple.
  • Directed By Alexij Kharitidi.
  • Produced By Alexander Tatarsky, Anatoly Prokhorov.
  • Animated By Alexij Kharitidi.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Film (Animated), Alexij Kharitidi, 1996.
    Audience Award, Alexij Kharitidi, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1995.
    Best Debut, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1995.
    Prize of the Nature Ministry of France, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1995.
    Prize for the Funniest Film, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1995.
    Golden Palm, Best Short Film, Alexij Kharitidi, Cannes Film Festival, 1995.
    Craft Prize, Animation, Alexij Kharitidi (Special Prize), Ottawa International Animation Festival, 1996.
    Gordon Bruce Award for Humor, Alexij Kharitidi, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 1996.
    First Prize, "The Youth" International Festival, Kiev, 1994.
    First Prize, The Golden Knight, Tiraspol, Moldavia, 1994.
    Nominee, Cartoon Films, Nicka '94.
    Prize in Category of Animated Films, Villa do Conda, Portugal, 1995
  • Editor: Olga Vassilenko.
  • Originally Released in 1994 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 3:35 minutes.
  • Color
  • Russia  Russia

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Cartoon Summary:

A young caterpillar yearns to fly like the butterflies and birds, but cannot launch himself high enough to do so... until a couple start playing badminton nearby.

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