Hedgehog in the Fog
Hedgehog is on his way to visit Bear cub, to sit and count the stars, their nightly ritual. On the way however, he is distracted by the sight of a beautiful white horse in the fog, and curious about the nature of this strange world, ventures into it, becoming hopelessly lost in the process.
Language: English subtitled / Russian
Country of Origin: Russia
Alternate Title: Yozhik v tumane (Russia)
|Mariya Vinogradova||... Hedgehog|
|Vyacheslav Nevinnyj||... Bear|
|Aleksei Batalov||... Narrator|
Norstein's crew consisted of only three people, counting himself, but Soyuzmultfilm imposed the same deadline on his film as they did for productions involving ten times as many people. When the deadline came and 'Hedgehog' was only one fifth complete, the director of the studio was enraged and sent Norstein to a Communist Party meeting to be reprimaded for disgracing the studio. One of Norstein's crew arrived early with a bottle of vodka, convinced the projectionist to screen the footage that they had made, and the committee were so impressed they agreed to let Norstein finish the film.