16.09.2018
Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 enters the SCHLINGEL festival competition

The short animation Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 by Wizart Animation has entered the Internationales Filmfestival SCHLINGEL competition where it is nominated for the best “Short Film” award.

On October 1-7, in Chemnitz, Germany, the 23rd international film festival SCHLINGEL will take place – once again it will screen the best animated and live-action  movies of the worlds, including the Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 animation.  This year, the audience will be able to see over 150 films and at the end of the festival week the jury will choose the best works in six contest nominations:

Children’s Film

Junior Film

Youth Film

German Focus

Short Film

Panorama

Special

Animation

In the movie Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2, the Crow’s magic “caw” spell takes Vaska and Bulka from wintertime Voronezh, where they feel very cold, to the country where it’s always hot – Australia. There Vaska meets kangaroos, koalas, wombats, ostriches and has to run for his life to flee from the shark and crocodile. Then the kitten invites his new friends to his hometown Voronezh.

The sequel is based on the second fairytale by Vitaliy Zlotnikov, a children’s author as well as the screenwriter for the first Kitten From Lizyukov Street short, who was born in Voronezh.

The animated movie Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 has the 3D format. Vaska the Cat has become fluffy and three-dimensional.

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“The animated movie Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 is, no doubt, a project that is very important to us and which we treated in the most passionate and meticulous way possible. The classics of the Soviet animation has gone through new interpretation and acquired the 3D format – the kitten has become more contemporary, keeping up with the times. We hope this movie will become a significant event for children, just like its predecessor,” comments Yuri Moskvin, General Producer for Wizart.

The animated movie is made in accordance with the full-length movie principles. Even Wizart Animation workers’ children took part in the dubbing.

“We, animators, are children in in heart. So, by creating our animation, we can bring to life things that the real world lacks. It’s hard to make a little child sit still and listen to life teachings, but animation can inculcate nice and kind ideas in their mind in a light unimposing way, which is exactly what we’re trying to achieve. Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 is a brand of our hometown Voroznezh. The movie involves some new funny characters that speak with children in the language they easily understand,” adds Aleksey Zamyslov, the director.

 “The movie Kitten From Lizyukov Street is a brand of Voronezh. We really want to develop Voronezh city and, from our side, we must make our region more recognizable. That’s why Kitten From Lizyukov Street came to life,” adds Vladimir Nikolaev,  Wizart Animation’s Executive Producer.

Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 was made by Voronezh studio Wizart Animation, known to the global audience by such projects as a series of animated features The Snow Queen, Sheep and Wolves. Currently the studio is finishing its work on other new projects – The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands, which is the fourth instalment in the animation series (the Russian premiere date is January 1, 2019), and the sequel Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal (to be premiered in Russia on January 24, 2019).

We’d like to remind you that the animated feature Sheep and Wolves has already been nominated at the international film festival SHLINGEL in Chemnitz, Germany, before.

Besides, Kitten From Lizyukov Street 2 by Wizart Animation, co-produced with Soyuzmultfilm studio, has also won the Best Animation award at the Near Nazareth Festival (Israel), another Best Animation award at the Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival (KSIFF) (India) and a prize in the Animation Short nomination at the International Children’s Film Festival of Jaipur (India).