Cheburashka is a small strange animal. Originally from a tropical forest, he fell asleep in an orange crate and ended up in a Russian market. He is friends with an accordion playing crocodile named Гена (Gena). The other main character, who could be described as an antagonist, is an old woman Старуха Шапокляк (Old Lady Shapoklyak). She has a pet rat called Lariska.
Cheburashka is also very popular in Japan.
Cheburashka animated film series
- Крокодил Гена и его друзья (Gena the Crocodile and His Friends) - 1969
- Чебурашка (Cheburashka) - 1971
- Шапокляк (Old Lady Shapoklyak) - 1974
- Чебурашка идёт в школу (Cheburashka Goes to School) - 1983