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Gena the Crocodile

Gena the Crocodile

Dec. 30, 1969Soviet Union20 Min.PG
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This is the first of four episodes in the beloved Cheburashka / Чебурашка series. In this episode, we are introduced to the series’ two main characters – Cheburashka and the Crocodile Gena. After Cheburashka is rejected from the zoo as a creature unknown to science, he becomes lonely. Meanwhile, Gena is also feeling lonely and places ads around town looking for friends. The two meet and together construct a house for the lonely.

In this version, you’ll find subtitles in both English and Russian. As such, it’s a great resource for practicing your Russian language. The cartoon’s language level is suitable for beginner Russian speakers.

There were four Soviet Cheburashka episodes. You can find them all here on Russian Film Hub:

Gena the Crocodile
Original title Крокодил Гена
IMDb Rating 7.9 1,766 votes
TMDb Rating 6.9 34 votes



Vasiliy Livanov isGena the Crocodile (voice)
Gena the Crocodile (voice)
Klara Rumyanova isCheburashka (voice)
Cheburashka (voice)
Vladimir Rautbart isShapoklyak (voice)
Shapoklyak (voice)
Vladimir Kenigson isSalesman (voice)
Salesman (voice)
Tamara Dmitrieva isGalya (voice)
Galya (voice)

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