New Year is a holiday especially loved by children. After all, he brings them games and fun at the Christmas tree sparkling with colorful lights, as well as wonderful gifts from Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden. It is not surprising that many wonderful children's cartoons are dedicated to the Christmas tree and the New Year.
New Year in the famous animated series
Perhaps the most famous of the good old Soviet cartoons about the New Year is the eighth issue of "Just You Wait!" In it, the characters, beloved by millions of children and adults, the Hare and the Wolf, go to the festive tree and transform into Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden. As in all other episodes of the wonderful animated series, many funny adventures await them.
The cartoon "Winter in Prostokvashino", based on the story "Uncle Fyodor, Dog and Cat" by Eduard Uspensky, enjoys no less love among the audience. This time, his characters, loved by the audience from the cartoons "Three from Prostokvashino" and "Vacation in Prostokvashino", are preparing for the New Year. A wonderful surprise is the appearance of Uncle Fyodor's mother, who initially refused to go to the village for the sake of performing in the New Year's "Blue Light", but then decided to celebrate the New Year with her son and his new friends.
Stories about the Christmas tree and Santa Claus
The seemingly unassuming cartoon "Santa Claus and the Gray Wolf" has become widely known. The evil gray wolf and his assistant the crow have stolen Santa Claus's festive costume and a bag of gifts. Disguised as a New Year's wizard, the wolf deceived and kidnapped the gullible little rabbits. Fortunately, Santa Claus and the Snowman managed not only to save the rabbits, but also to give the long-awaited gifts to the forest animals.
But the New Year's wizard from another wonderful fairy tale "Santa Claus and Summer", of his own free will, found himself in a summer city. There, the kids' favorite almost melted. Fortunately, the guys managed to save their grandfather and even show him the real summer by putting him in an ice cream box.
A fabulous story about a New Year tree is told in the charming puppet cartoon "New Year's Tale". Schoolchildren have made wonderful Christmas tree decorations for the upcoming holiday. It remains only to go to the forest for a Christmas tree. But it turned out that the Snow Beast lives there, which drives away all who disturb his peace. Only a kind and sweet little girl manages to make friends with the Beast and invite him to the school tree.
Classic New Year's Tales
The best cartoons about the New Year include the film adaptations of the classic New Year's tales. One of them is the play "Twelve Months" by Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak. The heroine of the cartoon based on her, on the orders of the evil stepmother, in a harsh winter goes to the forest in search of snowdrops and meets twelve brothers-months there.
And, of course, a rare New Year goes without a story about the brave Nutcracker and the evil Mouse King. Although this tale was created by the German romantic writer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, thanks to the amazing music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, it has long been loved and known in Russia. In 1973, the musical, deeply lyrical and touching short cartoon "The Nutcracker" was shot, and in 2004 - a very beautiful full-length version of a wonderful fairy tale.