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Exhibition of dolls and decorations from the animated film “Hoffmanniana” opens in Moscow

On Friday 28 December at the Moscow Museum of Roerich was opened the exhibition called “a Magical world. Germaniade”. In this exhibition visitors can get acquainted with puppets and props that were used in the creation of the cartoon “Hoffmanniana”. The exhibition presents five sets and 35 puppet, puppet heroes from the animated film, created by “Soyuzmultfilm” tales of the famous writer Ernst Hoffmann from Germany.

Before the opening of Tigran Mkrtychev, the curator of the exhibition and Director of Museum of the Roerichs, said he believes the cartoon “Hoffmanniana” one of the greatest works in Russian animation, which was created over the last few years.

By visiting this exhibition, guests can actually see the Salamander, Hoffmann, Basilisk, Truffaldino, Serpentine and other cartoon characters. It is worth remembering that dolls, which in the cartoon were made by the main characters, was created under sketches of Mikhail Shemyakin. Over many decorations, as well as on sketches of the characters of the second plan worked Nikolai Livanov Livanov and Elena.

The Director of the Museum during his interview said that the Museum Roerich was chosen for a reason. German writer who created a considerable number of interesting and fascinating tales, had a significant impact on the Russian culture. To see this influence can be, and Roerich, it is particularly well traced in the works of Nicholas Roerich.

Only puppets and props we decided not to limit. For the exposition were selected sketches for the animated film, and sketches that were part of the personal archive of Sokolov. Museum visitors can watch a documentary story telling about how it was created “Hoffmanniana”. Will be here for screenings and other films directed. The Director, who worked on the creation of a “Goffmanian”, there are a considerable number of films that received prestigious award. Of these pictures decided to make a retrospective of films Sokolov.

Sam Sokolov will take part in the creative evening in which to share with all present features of their work. Everyone will be able to attend lectures, where they will tell you about existing secrets of the wizard are used in the manufacture of dolls to cartoons.