Baron Munchausen is a fictional German nobleman created by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 book Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. The character is loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen.
Versions of the fictional Baron have appeared on stage, screen, radio, and television, as well as in other literary works. Though the Baron Munchausen stories are no longer well-known in English-speaking countries, they are still popular in continental Europe. The character has inspired numerous memorials and museums, and several medical conditions and other concepts are named after him, including Munchausen syndrome, the Münchhausen trilemma, and Munchausen numbers.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1929) animated cartoon
Genres: Animation, adventure
Production Co: Mezhrabpomfilm
Directed by D. Cherkez
Script: N. Sats, D. Cherkes
Animators: I. Ivanov-Vano, V. Suteev, V. Valerianova
Language Russian plus English subs
Director D. Cherkez