Ellis, since we are the same age, I'm hoping you can share this memory with me. When I was very young I saw this cartoon on a local children's program, and it made such a huge impression on me I've never forgotten it. Today I did some internet detective work and re-discovered it. This cartoon was made by a Russian animation studio, Soyuzmultfilm, that was set up to be their version of Disney. Another of their cartoons was the basis of The Space Explorers which I remember from the same show. I never knew this cartoon was in color. I'm quite excited to have finally identified it after all these years as the memory has been haunting me for decades. Have you ever seen this? It's an absolutely beautiful production of a classic Russian Fairy Tale. If you watch it, try to imagine how one would feel about it as a five-year-old.