THE BEAUTIFUL LEUKANIDA (1912)
aka Prekrasnaya Lyukanida
Article 5171 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz
What it is: Insects at war
Two King Insects go to war over a beautiful princess.
Here’s another of Starewicz’s animated insect movies. There’s not a whole lot here from a plot perspective, but fortunately, the creativity and imagination Starewicz uses in staging his scenes is still strong. In particular, there’s a battle scene on the ramparts of a castle that is pretty impressive, especially because of the number of insects that appear in the scene. It’s not one of Starewicz’s better productions, but is still pretty solid, and fans of Starewicz will find much to enjoy.