The first trailer of the animation “The Stolen Princess: Ruslan and Lyudmila” was released

Fairytale Kyiv, Great King Volodymyr, Hamster Vynnytsky, Troyeschina gangsters, treacherous evil magician Chornomor and other characters of Ukrainian animated feature The Stolen Princess will appear in front of the audience for the first time.  

The trailer is narrated by Ruslan, a wandering actor and troubadour dreaming of becoming a knight and accomplishing feats, but due to life circumstances, he’ll have to save Kyiv princess Mila without knighthood.

The first trailer showcases the film’s  main characters as well as problems and challenges they face.

We’ll also hear for the first time the voices of Ukrainian celebrities who took part in the cartoon’s voice cast. The protagonists speak in the voices of a famous Ukrainian band Vremya I Steklo: Ruslan’s voice belongs to Positiff (Oleksii Zavgorodnii), and Nadya Dorofeeva lent her voice to Kyiv princess Mila.

Actor and TV host Yuriy Gorbunov gave his voice to Wise Cat, an aristocratic keeper of mysterious library and a guard of the magic portal. And the voice of Oleg “Fagot” Mykhaylyuta, TNMK bandleader, was given to Fin, a powerful sorcerer and one of the adversaries of the cartoon’s main villain Chornomor. Ukrainian TV presenter and showman Serhiy Prytula will voice Nestor – the best friend of the main character of the film, Ruslan.

The viewers will also see small but essential film characters, Hamster Vinnitsky and selfless titmouse Yulia Mezhygirska who help the protagonists reach their goal.   

The premiere of The Stolen Princess animated film is scheduled for March 7, 2018.

About the film. This wonderful story happened in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Ruslan, a wandering artist dreaming to become a knight, met beautiful Mila and fell in love with her; he didn’t even suspect that she is the King’s daughter. However, the lovers’ happiness wasn’t meant to last too long. Chоrnomor, the evil sorcerer, appeared in a magic vortex and stole Mila right before Ruslan’s eyes to transform her power of love into his own magic power. Without further ado, Ruslan sets out on a chase after the stolen princess to overcome all obstacles and to prove that real love is stronger than magic.

Producer: Egor Olesov. Director: Oleg Malamuzh. Scriptwriter: Yaroslav Voytseshek.

FYI. The Stolen Princess is the first animated feature film for Ukrainian and international release in the production line of the Animagrad studio. The film is in the production stage, but the rights for its release have been pre-sold to more than 30 territories, including China, South Korea, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, countries of the MENA region and Latin America. The Stolen Princess became the winner of the 9th competitive selection of Ukrainian State Film Agency; the sum of state financing amounts to about 20 percent of the cartoon’s total budget of 95 million UAH.