Saturday, April 27, 2013

Masha and the Bear Children's Animation Episode 2: "Bon Appetit" Teaches How to Make Chinese Dumplings



I was on YouTube and came across a very entertaining animation called "Masha and the Bear" and the episode is called "Bon Appetit."

The actual animation is in Russian, but the animation is so entertaining, that you don't have to speak Russian to enjoy it. It has been viewed over 40 Million times on YouTube.

Masha and the Bear Make Chinese Dumplings


Here is a summary of the animation in English:

In this episode, the Brown Bear and the Panda Bear decide to make Chinese Dumplings.

The two bears start making the noodle for the outside of the dumplings. The Brown Bear chops the flour paste into the pouch balls. Then they grind the meat for the inside of the dumplings.

Meanwhile, Masha is outside in the Sunflower field with her butterfly net. All the butterflies are hiding, but an unsuspecting green caterpillar is crawling along on the dirt road. Masha spots the caterpillar is begins chasing it around the Sunflower field with the net. The chase brings Masha back to the cabin where the two Bears are busy making the Chinese Dumplings. Panda Bear is flattening out the noodle pouches when the green caterpillar hops from outside the window onto the table where Panda Bear is rolling out the noodles balls.

Masha jumps into the window with her net. Brown Bear is horrified as Masha runs across the cooking table, squashing all of the noodle balls as she runs. The green caterpillar hops from the table into Panda Bear's cooking hat. The caterpillar jumps off quickly, but Masha swings and captures Panda Bear's hat with a miss.

The green caterpillar crawls up the rolling pin, and Masha grabs him off of the rolling pin. Brown Bear pulls the butterfly net off of Panda Bear's head. Masha tries to convince Panda Bear to eat the green caterpillar. He declines, acting as if the caterpillar will make him sick. Brown Bear grabs a jar off of the shelf, and gives it to Masha, so she can put the green caterpillar in the jar. She does, and the caterpillar is mortified that he is in a jar with Masha watching him closely.

Panda Bear then begins to clean up the mess that Masha made. He looks at Masha with a scowl. She looks on innocently while holding her prize -- the caterpillar in the jar.

Masha sees the giant ball of flour paste and reaches for it. Brown Bear puts it behind his back. Panda bear hides a smaller ball behind his back. Masha then goes to wash her hands, because she wants to help make the Chinese Dumplings. Brown Bear and Panda Bear then pull out an apron and Chef's hat for Masha.

Masha is excited. The two bears then bow to Masha ceremoniously before they start again to make Chinese Dumplings. While Panda Bear is bowing, Masha reaches for his dumpling ball. Panda Bear then comes out of his prayful state and does a karate chop, dividing the ball into three balls with one chop. Masha is impressed. She grabs a flour paste ball and it transforms into a snowman. It reforms into flour paste and then shapes into a duck.

Panda Bear watches as he rolls the flour paste, and Brown Bear cuts the flour paste into balls. Masha seems to have rolled her flour paste into what appears to be sausage links. Brown Bear inspects, but does not approve. He then takes the knife and corrects the mistake by chopping them into balls. He then hands Masha a rolling pin.

She doesn't know what to do. Panda Bear shows her how to roll the flour paste balls into flat circles and sets them aside. Masha takes all five of her flour paste balls and rolls them all at once into one large flattened circle. Her rolling pin is now stuck in the flour paste. She pulls it free and she flies off of the table. The two bears shake their heads.

Masha pops back up. She is having fun. She pulls her flour paste up revealing a scary mask. Panda Bear is frightened. Brown Bear is not happy, while Panda Bear is hiding out of fear. Brown Bear gives her a rolling pin and another flour paste ball to try again.

Now Masha starts hammering small flour paste balls. The table is pounded so hard that it knocks the green caterpillar back down as he is trying to crawl out of the glass jar on the table. Panda Bear feels each shockwave from Masha pounding out flour paste balls.

Masha continues to pound out the small flour paste balls in succession and the other two bears watch on as she uses her rolling pin like a sledgehammer. The last flour paste ball is smashed and the ground meat is next in line. Brown Bear grabs Masha's rolling pin right before she smashes the ground meat.

Masha falls back into her chair. Panda Bear looks at her stack of balls now mashed into flat circles. Masha sticks out her tongue at him because she rolled hers and his. Panda Bear doesn't look happy. Brown Bear then distributes the rolled flour paste on the table. They each get a pair of chopsticks. Panda Bear shows how to get a ball of meat and wrap it with the flour paste. Brown Bear then does the same.

Now it's Masha's turn. She clumsily drops her chopsticks. She picks them up, one in each hand, and attempts to get a ball of meat. Meatballs start flying at Brown Bear's head. Meatballs start flying everywhere. One knocks the green caterpillar back in his jar. Panda Bear starts grabbing meatballs out of the air, and putting them on the flattened flour paste to correct the situation.

Brown Bear has had enough. He takes the chopsticks from Masha. She is surprised. He gives her a spoon. She takes a heaping spoonful of meat and loads it onto the flattened flour paste. So much meat is on her flour paste, that she tries to add more flour paste on top, but it still doesn't cover the meat. Masha think about what she did wrong, while Panda Bear literally spins out Chinese Dumplings with the twirl of his chopsticks.

Masha rolls her giant meatball on the table and it picks up flour paste as it rolls. Panda Bear's Chinese Dumplings come undone in the middle of the table. Masha's over-sized meatball comes back to her, covered in flour paste, and she claims a victory.

Brown Bear doesn't approve. He pounds a fist on the table, and Chinese Dumplings wrap themselves mid-air. He then distributes more flattened flour paste to Masha to try again. He then spoons the flour paste out to her flattened flour paste and she folds them over with her hands. Panda Bear then asks for meat for his dumplings and he closes them up with ease.

Masha begs for more meat. Brown Bear fills another row with meat for her. She closes them faster as she gets the hand of it. Panda Bear moves fast doing the same in a competition to get them done. Masha and Panda Bear meet at the last one. They playfully fight until Masha pulls his hat down and closes the last dumpling.

Brown Bear puts a pot on for the dumplings, while Masha discovers that the green caterpillar has escaped the glass jar. She looks in a cupboard to find a white rabbit chewing on carrots. She walks off and the rabbit re-closes the curtain. Brown Bear opens the refrigerator only to find a wolf eating the sausage links. Brown Bear closes the fridge. Masha is looking for the caterpillar by shaking boots. Brown Bear finds a porcupine under the pillow of his bed, while Masha looks under the bed. Nothing there, either.

Meanwhile, Panda Bear is left to cook the Chinese Dumplings. He is using a large cooking shovel to scoop the dumplings from the table to the pot of boiling water. Masha continues to look in pots and pans. She only finds a squirrel and continues looking. She comes up on the boiling hot pot of Chinese Dumplings. She almost falls forward but doesn't. Brown Bear is looking around with a magnifying glass for the green caterpillar.

Masha making a noise to "Shhhhhh!" and points to the boiling hot pot. Brown Bear opens it and hundreds of butterflies fly out, leaving only the dumplings to finish cooking. Masha is excited and chases after them with her butterfly net outside.

The two bears then enjoy the fruit of their labor, each having a bowl of Chinese Dumplings. Panda Bear eats his with chopsticks, while Brown Bear inhales them off of a wooden spoon. Brown Bear gives a thumbs up of approval, and Panda Bear nods his head in satisfaction.

Masha chases a flock of butterflies around outside while the two bears watch from the doorway, while eating Chinese Dumplings. Everyone is happy. The End.

Masha and Brown Bear and Panda Bear in Kitchen
Masha and the Bear; Butterflies coming out of the Chinese Dumpling pot

See what happens in the woods when no one is around...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AihvuZiDhsg#at=109



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