When Dashenka, a spirited pup seeking her perfect family, ends up with Rosemary, a spoiled child who sees her as a toy, she embarks on an adventurous quest to find her true pack in the world of strangers. Dashenka discovers that true belonging is a choice, while Rosemary desperately yearns for her beloved ‘toy.’ This timeless children’s classic inspired by book from 1933 weaves a heartwarming tale of self-discovery.


Adapted from Karel Capek’s cherished 1933 classic, ‘The Story of Dashenka’ is a beloved children’s tale that continues to captivate young readers around the world. When Dashenka embarks on her journey to find the perfect family, her hopes are dashed as she ends up in the care of Rosemary, a willful and spoiled young girl who sees her as nothing more than a toy.

As Dashenka ventures into the outside world in search of her true pack, she’s confronted with a myriad of strangers, each belonging to a different kind of pack. It appears that Dashenka might be destined to be alone forever. However, Dashenka soon comes to a profound realization – the power to choose the right family lies with her.

Yet, making that choice is far from simple, as little Rosemary desperately longs to have her favorite ‘toy’ back. Through Dashenka’s quest for belonging, we discover that family can indeed come in unexpected forms.

At a glance

  • Format: Feature Film
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Stage: Early development
  • Source: Book Adaptation
  • Story by: Jiri Sadek
  • Genre: Adventure, Family
  • Target group: Family, Kids 5+

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