In Petrograd Crocodile walks the streets. He smokes cigarettes and speaks Turkish. And people go after him, scoff, tease and offend. And then the dog also expresses his contempt for him – he bites it in the nose. And the crocodile swallows the doggie. The people are indignant, angry: “Hey, hold him, Yes, knit him, Yes, lead him to the police soon!” The policeman comes running to the noise and says that “crocodiles are not allowed to walk here”. In response, the Crocodile swallows the policeman. Here, all are horrified. People are in a panic. Only one is not afraid of the terrible beast – it’s valiant Vanya Vasilchikov. He waved a toy saber and announced to Crocodile that that villain and for this he, Vanya, would cut off his head, Crocodile. Then the Crocodile returns to the people a living and healthy policeman and a nerdy watchdog. Everyone admires Vanya and for saving the capital ” from a furious reptile “is awarded with a huge number of sweets, and the Crocodile flies to Africa, where the waters of the Nile are washing his home. The wife tells how in the absence of a strict pope children were naughty: one drank a bottle of ink, another swallowed a samovar, etc. At that moment, relatives and friends – giraffes and hippopotamuses, elephants and hyenas, boas and ostriches. The crocodile, delighted by the meeting, distributes gifts to all, without forgetting their own children, – they were brought home by a dappled green Christmas tree, all hung with toys, crackers and candles. come to hand and they dance around the fir-tree, then the monkeys come running in, bringing joyful news: the tsar himself goes to Crocodile to visit the Hippopotamus, and then the turmoil rises, and at the door is the king. “The crocodile welcomes him and asks what he owes such honor. He speaks, that I heard about Crocodile’s trip to Russia and came to listen to wonderful stories about a distant country. The crocodile tells how the animals are tormented in a terrible prison – a zoological garden. He talks about the death of his nephew, who, dying, cursed not the executioners, but his unfaithful brethren, his strong friends who did not come to break the shackles of the unfortunate. And then the Crocodile vowed to take revenge on people...
Little Lyalichka, walking along Tavricheskaya Street, is kidnapped by a wild gorilla. But no one wants to save the child. People in horror climb under the bed, hide in chests. No one will help the baby. Nobody except Vanya Vasilchikov. He boldly goes to the camp of terrible embittered animals, taking with him a toy pistol. He is so formidable that the animals run away in horror. Vanya is again a hero, he again saved his city, and the city again gives him chocolate. But where is Lyalochka? Vanya rushes to the evil animals to give him his sister. But the animals respond that their cute animal children, parents, brothers and sisters languish in cages. They, the beasts, will release the girl only when all the martyrs of the zoo are sent home. But the Vanins, who ran away, declare war on the beasts. And the battle broke out! And so Lyalya was saved. But kindly Vanyusha is sorry for the animals, and he negotiates with them, that he will grant freedom to all pets of the zoosad. Let them live in Petrograd, but first let them cut their horns and hoofs, let them not attack anyone and do not eat anyone. Animals agree. And grace comes. Animals and people are friendly and love each other. The animals spoil Vanya, who granted them freedom. And now – a vacation! Today everyone goes to the Christmas tree to the Wolf. And everyone is invited.