Interesting facts about Cheburashka

In Dahl's dictionary, the word "cheburahnutsu" means to fall. It was this word that Eduard Uspensky heard from his friend's little daughter and came up with a new character for his book.

Eduard Nikolaevich Uspensky announced that Cheburashka's birthday is August 20. On this day, a charity event is held for orphans.

Monuments to the Cheburashka and his friends have been erected in several cities: Kremenchug, Dnepropetrovs and Ramenskoye.

Although Ouspensky wrote 8 stories about Crocodile Gena and company, Cheburashka conquered the viewer in 4 cartoons directed by Roman Kochanov:

"Crocodile Gena" (1969)

Cheburashka (1971)

Shapoklyak (1974)

"Cheburashka goes to school" (1983)

In 2003, at the Tokyo International Animation Fair, the Japanese company SP International acquired from Soyuzmultfilm the rights to distribute the Cheburashka cartoons in Japan until 2023.

In the 1990s, Eduard Uspensky acquired the rights to the Cheburashka trademark, which was previously used in products such as sweets and baby cosmetics.

Cheburashka was translated into English as "Topple"

In the translated version of the cartoon into Lithuanian, Cheburashka was referred to as Kulverstukas. In this connection, the episode of the search for Cheburashka in the dictionary sounded like this: "There are Chebureks, there are Cheboksary, but Kulverstukas is not."

Since 2004, Cheburashka has become the mascot of the Russian Olympic team.

On May 29, 2008, the Cheburashka Museum was opened on the territory of kindergarten number 2550 in the Eastern Administrative District of Moscow.