Monday, March 06, 2006

THE CHILDHOOD OF RATIBOR. Part 1

As you probably already know, the new Russian animated feature PRINCE VLADIMIR (about which we told so much here) has been released. And it become the most successful hand drawn animated film in modern Russia within just a few days of distribution. It grossed more than $2 million on the first four days of release on 390 screens (you see there were about 14700 screens in Soviet Union but right now there are very few fully working theaters in Russia). Anyway it goes here on one level with the most successful computer films such as MADAGASCAR. It seems that PRINCE VLADIMIR should make at least $5 million and it is great for a non-Hollywood film. We'll see.

And today we want to recall another Russian animated film (though not full-length). Its title is THE CHILDHOOD OF RATIBOR (1973). Just like PRINCE VLADIMIR it is devoted to very drastic times in Russian history but it feature very stylish graphic approach instead of realistic look of PRINCE VLADIMIR. By the way it was directed by Roman Davydov who was a director of Soviet version of JUNGLE BOOK (please see below).
So here you can see some production drawings done for THE CHILDHOOD OF RATIBOR. Sorry for quality - time has not spared these drawings.




To be continued

12 Comments:

Blogger Jafar said...

Glad to see these updates...even more glad to know that Prince Vladimir is doing so well...Congrats!!!

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Blogger Yaxin said...

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Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawings!

4:19 AM  
Blogger Kevlar said...

absolutely incredible! These designs are amazing! They seeem incredible ahead of their time. Are these the only drawings that have survived? I would love to see more of this!

7:59 PM  
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Blogger PolinaR said...

Where do you get these drawings?!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Sergey said...

good soul!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Zaije Saia said...

Hiya
My name is Zaije and I was wondring if you could gave me more information on this animation as its very hard to find info of it on the english web

Thank you
Zaije@hotmail.com

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Viagra Online said...

it's a good production, but I couldn't understood the part about "14700 screens". I think you must explain that point because isn't clear and most of the readers wants the real version, so we'll hope the new explanation about it.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous website development said...

you have not spare time. inspite of you did well. we can see in this post.I like you it.I would like to see this movie which you have described here

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Rajinder Singh said...

Great inspiring art. Glad to see these art and updates...




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