Millie and Max tell us about If You're Happy And You Know It

Many have noticed the similarities between this song and ‘Molodejnaya’, a song from the 1938 Soviet musical ‘Volga-Volga’.Grigori Aleksandrov came up with the idea for the film while rowing a boat on the San Francisco Bay with his friend Charlie Chaplin, who made up the name for the film as a joke.

When the Recording Industry Association of America started prosecuting individuals for downloading music in the early 2000s, widespread media attention was focused on a 12 year-old boy, whose downloads included ‘If You’re Happy and You Know it’!