Once upon a time there was a dog

The sculpture made of linden wood represents one of the most famous moments of the cartoon: a wolf and a dog are sitting under a festive table, between them is a bottle of moonshine with the inscription “Many Years” and a ham. The author of the sculptural composition is Vinnitsa sculptor Vladimir Zayats. The cartoon “Once upon a time there was a dog” was filmed at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in 1982. Original title: A Dog’s Life. Created based on the Ukrainian folk tale “Sirko”. The author of the cartoon is People’s Artist of Russia Eduard Nazarov.

To collect material for creating a cartoon, Eduard Nazarov went to Ukraine, where he visited museums and traveled to villages: he drew national costumes, huts, carts, and household items. At the Kiev Institute of Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the director was presented with tape recordings of folk songs. Some of them were later included in the cartoon. In his interviews, Eduard Nazarov mentions that at first the Wolf was drawn differently. However, when voicing the role of this hero by A. Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, it turned out that the depicted character did not fit the actor’s voice, after which the Wolf was redrawn and began to resemble Hunchback from the film “The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed.”

Not far from the monument “Once upon a time there was a dog” there are 2 art objects: “Kiev Ballerina” and “Square of Kyiv Intellectuals”.

Where is the monument “Once upon a time there was a dog”?

Oles Gonchar Street, 15/3