In the heart of each of us there is a place for the Hedgehog in the fog. Not all understand it the way the author intended it, but loves everyone. “Dad,” the hedgehog Yuri Norstein at the age of grandfather on Thursday, it marks the anniversary of 75 years. Rarely gives interviews, at the exhibition he sells merchandise with the famous character, hard going through what is happening now in Russia. “MK” has decided to congratulate Yuri Norstein so that it was touching and noticeable to him. We organized an action — asked our readers to write on a sheet of paper the kind words addressed to the master, and to be photographed with the poster. On the opening day of his exhibition, September 15, Yuri chose not to appear in public, but the day before, on Thursday, took in the gallery of the honoured guests. We were among them, and hastened to give the birthday boy a gift from the readers of “MK” – photo galleries of congratulations.
photo: Mikhail Kovalev
– The Franc (multiplier so affectionately calls his wife Francesca, who painted all the works in the exhibition E. M.) sighted the fingers, – said Yuri at the opening. – She draws in a small size – and creativity is enhanced with incredible energy. After viewing this exhibition, I hope you will change something in the shower. You are not necessarily transformed, but something will happen to you!
Francesca herself for the opening to come here and to congratulate the dad of Hedgehog came a hundred people. Yuri Borisovich was seated at the table directly under one of the drawn Hedgehogs, and when he signed with fifty Hedgehogs printed, devoted a few minutes to “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, which this year gave a big exclusive interview. http://www.mk.ru/culture/2016/03/25/yuriy-norshteyn-ne-khochu-chtoby-u-menya-byla-svyaz-s-kremlem.html
– Yuri, how do you feel about the fact that now the exhibition, including your suit not only in museums, but in the, at first glance, not really designated spaces – shopping malls, hotels, airports?
Right you always have questions! – warmly greeted “MK” Norstein. – Of course, in museums observed the silence that viewers need that ennobles them. But if at the airport one of a hundred passengers, hastening on my flight, will discover something wonderful, it’s a miracle.
– What do you think about the other trends – revived paintings of the classics like van Gogh?
– Bad! It does not give the artist anything! If the Creator himself had quickened his work, it’s still all right, but when it’s someone else, the organizers of this action, entice audience, it’s no good. I recently watched a program on TV about the wonderful Popkov (Soviet artist Viktor Popkov — approx. Ed.) and here show his painting. And you time – in his picture of the moving hand. Why?! Why to me there is a moving hand?
– You mean the Hedgehog can be either a picture, or a cartoon?
– Flow smoothly into each other can’t they?
– Can talk to each other and form the third.
– As this is the third call?
– The cinema.
– Yuri, do you have someone in the animal world, more beloved Hedgehog, Horse, Bear and Wolf?
– I love Ant Nazarova (recently deceased multiplicator Eduard Nazarov — approx. Ed.)
You animals just like on the screen or in life too?
– Why, I’m in the house lives a cat Busy, for eight years. We found him on the street. He is our comrade, our friend, our happiness. He’s a bastard, he Naggar who knows that everyone loves him. Sometimes hedgehogs find in the country – funny creatures!
– Know a lot about them as a biological form?
– Fortunately, no. Would be to study it – do not be portrayed in animation.
Why? Would be disappointed in him?
– Then my characters would not be alive. I would say: why are you? Wolf sings the Horse in the fog is not marching, the Bear puffing the glory of the Innocent…
– A Hedgehog?
– A Hedgehog from me, thank God, did not become an addict!
Generally the call to congratulate master happy birthday responded people of all ages — retirees, young people and small children, which, of course, to the process connected parents. “My children because of the age cannot comprehend the wisdom of the cartoon “Hedgehog in the fog”, but the characters fascinate them: and hedgehog, horse, owl, and bear, for example, told a young mother of two girls Anna. To the editor sent greetings to Yury Borisovich in Icelandic and Chechen languages. Many parents buy kids toys in the form of a hedgehog, hang on the wall in the nursery paintings with scenes from the cartoon.
Envelope with photo greeting cards from readers, among whom were greetings in Icelandic, and Chechen, Vinogradov handed the youngest readers of “Moskovsky Komsomolets” and the exhibition – sisters Alice and Maya, 5 and 3 years old. The elder confessed to the master that her favorite fairy tale character she – Horse, and the younger supported Hedgehog. Norstein to the voices of the children listened and noted that Horse the kids closer, even though she frightened Hedgehog. Yuri solemnly promised the children to open the envelope on the morning of the anniversary.
The author also decided to make a gift to those who love his work. Birthday Norstein in the gallery at the Novinsky Boulevard, 31, opens the exhibition timed to his birthday. The exhibition displays works from the cycle dedicated to the “Hedgehog in the fog”, “Tale of tales”, “the Heron and the crane”, “the Overcoat”. A real journey into the magical world of animation, where everyone can learn how was born your favorite characters, to see sketches and storyboards for films.