Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales

Jan. 01, 1979Soviet Union29 Min.PG
Your rating: 10
9.5 24 votes


Tale of Tales (Сказка сказок, Skazka skazok) is a masterpiece by the great animator, Yuri Norstein. Like another Norstein classic, Hedgehog in the Fog, Tale of Tales has been called the greatest animated film of all time.

A stunningly beautiful film, Tale of Tales is a journey through Norstein’s childhood as well as the nature of human memory. Scene follows scene by association rather than by a neat narrative or chronological order. The tragedy of WWII is interspersed with mythical symbols, like life-affirming green apples.

There’s much to enjoy and unpack in this half an hour animation. Definitely give it your time.

Tale of Tales
Original title Сказка сказок
IMDb Rating 8.0 2,936 votes
TMDb Rating 7.5 48 votes



Aleksandr Kalyagin isGrey Wolf (voice)
Grey Wolf (voice)