The Scarlet Flower (Russian: Аленький цветочек, Alenkiy tsvetochek) is a 1952 Soviet animated film directed Lev Atamanov. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the story of the same name by Sergei Aksakov. The story is basically a variation of the tale Beauty and the Beast.
Bartok the Magnificent, directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, is a 1999 direct-to-video spin-off to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok, Kelsey Grammer as the voice of Zozi, and Jennifer Tilly as Piloff. It is a "family adventure...animated comedy" film, according to Fort Oglethorpe Press.
Wish upon a Pike (Russian: По щучьему веленью) is a 1938 fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Rou and filmed at Soyuzdetfilm. It is adapted from a play by Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya, itself based on several tales from Slavic folklore.
Dobrynya Nikitich and Dragon Gorynych (Russian: Добрыня Никитич и Змей Горыныч, Dobrynya Nikitich i Zmey Gorynych) is a Russian traditionally animated feature film directed by Ilya Maksimov, made by Melnitsa Animation Studio. It opened in Russia on March 15, 2006. It is the second film in Melnitsa's "3 bogatyrs" series (the first was Alyosha Popovich and Tugarin Zmey).
Jack Frost (Russian: Морозко, Morózko) is a traditional Russian Fairy tale which served as the basis for a Soviet production (Gorky Film Studio) that was originally released in 1964. A version with a new soundtrack was released in 1966 in the U.S. It was directed by Aleksandr Rou, and starred Eduard Izotov as Ivan, Natalya Sedykh as Nastenka, and Oleksandr Khvylia as Father Frost. The script was written by Nikolai Erdman. The soundtrack was composed by Nikolai Budashkin, who was inspired by the works of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Kashchey the Immortal (Russian: Кащей Бессмертный) is a 1944 black and white Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Rou and produced at Soyuzdetfilm Studios. The story and characters are drawn from Slavic folklore. Filmed during the Second World War and premiered on Victory Day, it may be interpreted as an allegory of the German invasion of the Soviet Union.
Beloved Beauty (Russian: Краса́ ненагля́дная, Krasa nenaglyadnaya) is a 1958 feature-length stop motion-animated film from the Soviet Union. The film, which was made at the Soyuzmultfilm studio, is based on Russian folk tales.
Prince Vladimir (Russian: Кня́зь Влади́мир, Knyaz Vladimir) is a 2006 Russian traditionally-animated feature film loosely based on the story of Prince Vladimir, a historically important figure who converted Kievan Rus' (a predecessor state of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus) to Christianity a thousand years ago. This is the first film to focus on the story of Prince Vladimir.
Ruslan and Ludmila (Russian: Руслан и Людмила) is a 1972 film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. Based on the poem of the same name written by Alexander Pushkin in 1820.
Laughter and Grief by the White Sea (Russian: Смех и го́ре у Бе́ла мо́ря; tr.:Smekh i gore u Bela morya) is a 1987 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by Leonid Nosyrev made at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. The film is a celebration of the culture of the Russian Pomors who live around the White Sea.
The Snow Maiden (Russian: Снегу́рочка; tr.:Snegurochka) is a 1952 Soviet/Russian traditionally animated feature film. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shwartz.
The Battle of Kerzhenets (Russian: Се́ча при Ке́рженце; tr.: Secha pri Kerzhentse) is a 1971 Soviet animated film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Yuriy Norshteyn. The film is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and uses Russian frescoes and paintings from the 14th–16th centuries. These are animated using 2-dimensional stop motion animation.
Twelve Months (世界名作童話 森は生きている, Sekai Meisaku Dōwa Mori wa Ikiteiru, Russian: Двенадцать месяцев, Dvenadtsat mesyatsev) is a 1980 animated feature film directed by Kimio Yabuki and Tetsuo Imazawa, produced by Toei Animation from Japan in partnership with Soyuzmultfilm from the Soviet Union. It was based on the fairy tale of the same name written by Samuil Marshak. The music was composed by Vladimir Ivanovich Krivtsov (Владимир Иванович Кривцов) and performed by the National Leningrad Philharmonic under the direction of A. S. Dmitriev. Famous manga artist Osamu Tezuka served as character designer on the film.
The Humpbacked Horse (Russian: Конёк-Горбунок) is a 1941 Soviet film directed by Alexander Rou and produced at Soyuzdetfilm studios. It is based on a fairy tale by Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov.
The Magic Weaver (Russian: Марья-искусница, "Maria the Weaver") is a 1959 Soviet film directed by Aleksandr Rou and filmed at Gorky Film Studio. The film was imported to the West in the 1960s and ran as a children's film in the U.S. in 1966.
The Stone Flower (Russian: Каменный цветок, translit. Kamennyy tsvetok) is a 1946 Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. It was the Soviet Union's first color film shot on Agfacolor negative film seized in Germany, and was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival. It was based on a folktale by Pavel Bazhov.
Ilya Muromets (Russian: Илья Муромец), known in the US as The Sword and the Dragon and in the UK as The Epic Hero and the Beast (significantly altered versions), is a Soviet fantasy film directed by the noted fantasy director Aleksandr Ptushko, made at Mosfilm and released in 1956. It is based on the byliny tales of the bogatyr Ilya Muromets. The film has some differences from the byliny but remains surprisingly true to the original epic poems.
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Russian: Ска́зка о царе́ Салта́не; tr.:Skazka o tsare Saltanye) is a 1984 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by Lev Milchin and Ivan Ivanov-Vano and produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. It is an adaptation of the poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin. There are few words in the film besides those of the poem itself, which is read from beginning to end by the narrator and the voice actors. Some portions of the poem are skipped.
The Twelve Months (Russian: Двенадцать месяцев; Dvenadtsat mesyatsev) is a 1956 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by the "patriarch of Russian animation", Ivan Ivanov-Vano. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the fairy-tale play of the same name by Samuil Marshak.
Viy (Spirit of Evil or Vii, Russian: Вий) is a 1967 horror film produced by Mosfilm and based on the Nikolai Gogol story of the same name.
Viy 3D (Russian: Вий) is a 2014 dark fantasy film produced by Russian Film Group and Marins Group Entertainment and loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy. The film was released in cinemas in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan on 30 January 2014.
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