official birthday Cheburashka is considered to be August 20, 1969: it was in this year's writer Eduard Uspensky presented their works about the adventures of an unprecedented animal cartoon in the genre.However, according to the literature Assumption created his character back in 1966, but the popularity of Cheburashka acquired only with the release of the cartoon on the screen.

unprecedented animal

Externally Cheburashka is a furry brown animal with big ears, expressive eyes.Rostikov doll cheated, and therefore on the screen and in the book Cheburashka so small that it easily fits in a box out of a cake.

believed that the artist Leonid Shvartses substantially reworked image of Cheburashka, because originally he planned to portray him with a tail, but after much
thought and removed the tail drew a large kind eyes. The name of an unknown animal was very simple, it is constantly falling, and did not sit on the ground, and then the store manager called him Cheburashka because he cheburahalsya, that is falling.

Eduard Uspensky been thinking how to describe the origin of his little hero, and then, as they say, he remembered a life event.Once on the set in the port of Odessa, he found a box of bananas, showing curiosity, opened it, and found among exotic fruits chameleon.Based on your recollection, Edward decided that Cheburashka will it out of the box, which will be full of oranges.So there was a story about a creature from the tropics, who accidentally fell asleep in a box of fruit and found himself in a big city.

Birthday to help orphans

Eduard Uspensky is very proud of his literary masterpiece, because this cute figure was for him to truly live, and how all living, Cheburashka is his birthday.As stated earlier that day officially August 20, 1969, but over the years with the birthday of Cheburashka become associated another date - the day of the charity event for orphans.
The organizers want to draw attention to the acute social problems and to support young children, surround them with love, care and warmth inherent in all children's cartoon featuring Cheburashka.

Since early 2003 all-Russian action is held annually under the name "Birthday Cheburashka".The action starts traditionally in August.Not surprisingly, children's marathon was such a name, because the orphans do not have parents, like Cheburashka in the cartoon, which was found by chance and found himself all alone, until he met with his friends and has found a home.