Cheburashka & Friends Hand-Painted Nesting Doll
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- Beautiful nesting doll set comprised of Cheburashka and his friends.
Cheburashka is an iconic Soviet classic cartoon/book character. According to the creator of the character, Eduard Uspensky (1965), Cheburashka is an "animal unknown to science", with large monkey-like ears and a body resembling that of a cub, who lives in a tropical forest. He accidentally gets into a crate of oranges, eats his fill, and falls asleep. The crate is eventually delivered to a grocery store in an unnamed Russian city,where the rest of the main story unfolds.
5 Characters in the set:
- Cheburashka himself
- His friend Gena the Crocodile, a 50-year-old young Crocodile
- His other friend Chander the Lion
- Old Lady Shapoklyak, named after ancient opera hat “shapoklyak,” from French chapeau claque, the main antagonist in the story. A tall and lean old woman, she “collects evil and bad deeds” claiming “good acts will never make you famous.”
- Shapoklyak's best friend - ugly rat named Lariska who she keeps in her handbag.
- Please note that these dolls are painted by hand, so there may be minor variations in face expressions, etc.