Crocodile Gena

Date of appearance: 1970 — 1979
Manufacturer: Penza Toy Factory
Made in: Penza, USSR
Introductory price: 1.25 Rubles
Dimensions: 370 mm
Materials: plastic
Colors: green, red
Tags: redwealth, moscowdesignmuseum

One of the characters of the cult Soviet series of cartoons Gena Crocodile, directed by Roman Kochanov and produced by Soyuzmultfilm in 1969. The cartoons are based on a book Gena Crocodile and His Friends (1966) by Eduard Uspenskiy. This is a story about a lonely crocodile that decided to find friends. Among others he meets Cheburashka - an unknown animal that becomes Gena's best friend winning his heart as well as the hearts of the viewers all around the world. In 2009 in Japan there was created an animated series Cheburashka based on the original series of cartoons. From the collection of Moscow Design Museum.

Crocodile Gena
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Right side