The work on «Koschei. The true story» is in progress!
The voicing of «Koschei. the True Story», the new cartoon of Parovoz studio, has started at Tonstudio of Mosfilm company in the beginning of June.
The action will take place in the Fantasy Patrol Universe. New characters will appear, still some well-known heroes will remain, such as fairy girls, Vasilisa, Baba Yaga, Evil. Viewers will discover events of the distant past and the legend about an ancient prophecy will get real again. The focus is on the love story. One crucial meeting will turn into a brave voyage. The heroes must pass through many difficulties to discover their true nature and to find each other.
ABOUT THE CARTOON «KOSCHEI. THE TRUE STORY»
«The full-length cartoon about Koschei grew out of our series Fantasy Patrol where this character already exists. It will be a family film — for children and for their parents as well»
— told Marianna Galstukhova – Smetankina, executive producer of the project.
«All of us, of course, are familiar with Koschei the Immortal since we’re kids, but this time we’ll show him in another way — as a positive hero: a young warrior that will experience many adventures and trials to find his love, and will struggle the evil. Certainly, he will defeat it! It’s an original script based on folk legends and myths.»
After the voices of actors are recorded at Tonstudio, the creation of animated characters for those voices will begin. The images are already designed by animators, however, face expressions and emotions will be tailored peculiarly «to the voice».
Ilya Malanin who voices Koschei in the cartoon shared his impressions about the work.
«To create a character using only the voice is quite a different task. There’s not a single instrument that actor uses on camera: face expressions, gestures, plastics — nothing exists here. Yet, I have been wishing to voice a cartoon for a long time. I had got an offer — I went to the auditions»
— tells Ilya
«Of course, auditions are different from camera tests. This is my first experience in animation. I’m familiar with Russian fairy tales and stories, read books of Alexander Afanasyev, one of the most famous folk collectors. Of course, I’m eager to know and to understand the history of my country like a normal person — reading of the fairy tales supports this. Because this is our past told in stories from person to person for centuries. Obviously, very much was lost. But here, we can see a great material!»
The cartoon premiere is scheduled on 2020. This is the first experience of full-length film for Parovoz studio that released more than 10 projects of series and joined the leading Russian companies less in 4 years.