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The protagonists of this animated short are Russian dolls, also known as matryoshka dolls, or babushka dolls - sets of beautifully painted wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that nestle one inside the other. Here, the dolls dance, twirl and swirl to Russian tunes before hopping back into the mother figure.

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Matrioska, Co Hoedeman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Co Hoedeman
  • photography
    Co Hoedeman
  • producer
    Dorothy Courtois
    Joseph Koenig
  • sound
    Claude Delorme
  • animation
    Co Hoedeman
    Jana Bendova
  • music
    Donald Douglas

  • Snodgerino

    Another fantastic short by Co Hoedeman

    Snodgerino, 12 Oct 2011
  • Ceelilly

    As a small child in the 70s, I always enjoyed this one! Throughout my adult life, whenever I see any of these dolls, I remember this film fondly.

    Ceelilly, 29 Jun 2011
  • sunface

    what fun this one was! I was always the littlest - I can relate! It has worked out well in the end - for both of us.

    sunface, 5 May 2011

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