"'The Fox and the Hare' is Yuri Norstein's take on an old Russian folk tale and as in all of his films, we are pulled into the characters' lives through the beautiful simplicity of the character designs, done by the artist Francesca Yarbusova. They create personalities full of soul and emotion. I've always admired Yuri for his honesty and absolute devotion to the art of animation and his talent of creating an enchanted and very unique world for each of his masterpieces. I like to take time and study his beautiful graphics, discovering new details each time I look at them." Helena Giersz, Designer/Co-creator of Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go, Founder of Funline Animation, Inc
The Fox and the Hare
is a Russian folk tale retold by Vladimir Dal. This book is based on Francesca Yarbusova's sketches for the award-winning animated film directed by Yuri Norstein.
This beautiful tale is a simple story about the insidious Fox who takes over the Little Hare's house when her own palace of ice melts in the Spring. After enlisting the help of several animals, still the ferocious fox remains in the Little Hare's house. Is there anyone who can help him?
Also available in the Norstein & Yarbusova Collection
- a beautiful series of children's picture books based on the art of famous Russian artists and animators Yuri Norstein and Francesca Yarbusova are: Mishmash
ISBN: 9780984586745 and The Hedgehog in the Fog