On June 1-3, 2019, the Days of Soyuzmultfilm Studio will be staged in the capital of Germany that will include an exhibition of sketches, animated film screenings, and a special program for children. The events are dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of favorite animation characters and are incorporated in the international cultural project “Russian Seasons” in Germany.
On June 1, on Children's Day, at 13:30, the Days of Soyuzmultfilm Studio will be given a start at the Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin. The event will be attended by the Head of the Public Relations Department of the Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio Anna Usacheva and the Head of the Department of Cultural Projects of the Studio Pavel Shvedov.
On weekends, June 1–2, an exhibition of sketches to the legendary "Well, Just You Wait!" Russian-Soviet animated series will operate at the Russian House for Science and Culture. Children will be able to take part in master classes in modeling and drawing cartoon characters. The program includes interactive games, ball modeling, aqua makeup, photo shoots with life-size puppets.
Every hour from 11:00 to 18:00, a screening of animated films will start over here. Berliners will see the beloved episodes of "Well, Just You Wait!", iconic Soviet animated films “The Bremen Town Musicians”, “Crocodile Gena”, “Winnie the Pooh and All, All, All”, as well as short films for children made by the Soyuzmultfilm Studio in the latest years: “Two Trams”, “Pyk-Pyk-Pyk”, “Little Squirrel” and others.
On June 3, Pavel Shvedov will present a special screening of animated films followed by a discussion on their subject matter for the schoolchildren of the Berlin Russian Language Elementary School named after Leo Tolstoy.
'In 2019, a few well-known films of Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The first season of "Well, Just You Wait!", "Winnie the Pooh and All, All, All", “The Bremen Town Musicians”, “Crocodile Gena”, and also “Umka” — all these animations had been released exactly half a century ago. Beloved characters of many generations hit the top list of most recognizable characters even in today's Russia. I am confident that it will be pretty curious for the public in Berlin to get to know them, too!' stated Anna Usacheva, Head of the Public Relations Department at Soyuzmultfilm.
Soyuzmultfilm is a Soviet and Russian State Animated Film Studio founded on June 10, 1936. Over the years it has released over 1.500 animated films of various genres and in various artistic techniques, such as puppet, plasticine, and cartoon. Many of the films had become 'oldies but goldies' of the world animation, many had been awarded prestigious international and Russian awards and prizes, and many had become an integral part of Russian popular culture.
At present, Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio is actively developing. Several projects are at the production stage: modern animated series, auteur short and full-length films, including the new cartoon series “Prostokvashino” intended for the whole family.
And for the smallest ones, an educational plasticine series “Little Plasticines” is being filmed. For children aged 4 to 6, the Studio produces such musical animated series as “Orange Cow”, “Checkered Zebra”, “Captain Kraken and His Crew”. Elder kids can enjoy the projects "Little Warriors", "Pirate School", "The Adventures of Petya and the Wolf".
Venue: Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin
Friedrichstraße 176-179, 10117 Berlin
Tolstoy Elementary School (Berlin)
Römerweg 120, 10318 Berlin
June 1–2 – a set of activities at the Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin
June 3 – a screening of animated films at Elementary School named after Leo Tolstoy
Soyuzmultfilm official website: https://souzmult.ru/
Head of Public Relations Department of Soyuzmultfilm Studio, Anna Usacheva: +7 985 763 0869, firstname.lastname@example.org