Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs (2010)
(Release Date: March 2010)
Centre of National Film, The Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography, CNF-Anima
Russian, English, English (subtitles)
Circus dog Belka dreams of flying under the big top. Mongrel dog Strelka thinks only of where she can find another bone. Her friend rat Venya helps her in this earthly business at the utmost extent of his ability, but he remains an incorrigible romantic deep inside. When Strelka and Venya organize one more wild-cat venture to get something to eat, a circus rocket falls down on them with Belka inside. This accidental meeting is where the world’s history of space exploration began…
Schoolbooks say that Belka and Strelka were first space dogs. But the dogs say that people dissemble a lot…
Studio “Centre of National Film” congratulates all Russians on The Day of Astronautics!
12 Apr 2011
50 years ago, on April, 12 of 1961, Soviet spacemen Yuri Gagarin was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on a spaceship "Vostok" and became the first in the world who committed orbital circled the Earth. The flight in near-Earth space lasted for 108 minutes.
On the occasion of a half-century anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space, today, at 7 p.m. free screening of the first Russian 3D animation film “Belka and Strelka- space dogs” is taking place in the Cinema House of Russian Union of Cinematographers.
The cartoon is based on real events. After Belka and Strelka dogs have never flied into space. Subsequently, Yuri Gagarin made a joke: "I still do not understand who I am - the first man or the last dog?"
Last year on the eve of The Day of Astronautics a screening of “Belka and Strelka- space dogs” took place at the existing space shuttle. It was arranged by CNF together with Roscosmos.
The film was highly estimated at “Kinotavr” (Russia, 2010) and “Kinoshock” (Russia, 2010), in Gamburg (Germany, 2010) and Seoul (Korea, 2010). It won the first prize at International festival “Cinemarine” (Turkey. 2008) and “Golden Eagle” (Moscow, 2011).
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Celebrate New Year with Belka and Strelka
12 Nov 2009
As you know, Belka and Strelka, the characters of our animated film, work as guides in the memorial museum of cosmonautics in Moscow, but they will eagerly congratulate children on New Year and have fun with them. During the period 25 December 2009 - 7 January 2010 Belka and Strelka will be greeting bravest and liveliest ones who wish to become Young Cosmonauts. The New Year Celebration will be interactive. Children themselves will participate in a breath-taking flight to the space and will undergo the rite of initiation into Young Cosmonauts to form the Cosmo Squad. On their way to the Space New Year Tree and the lost planet of New Year Presents the friends will have to pass various space tests, solve secret puzzles and overcome intergalactic barriers. They will meet magicians from Mars, aliens-acrobats and other mysterious inhabitants of the Magic Universe. The price for the show including the present is 750 RUR. Children under 3 years old shall be accompanied by a grown-up with one passing-ticket. Children from 3 up to 6 years old shall also be accompanied by a grown-up, but with 2 passing-tickets. The performances begin at 10-00, 12-00, 14-00 and 17-00. The performance lasts 50 minutes. Please contact us (495) 974-51-58.
"Belka and Strelka.Star Dogs" - Watch their Flights in 3D
28 Oct 2009
"Belka and Strelka.Star Dogs" (produced by CNF) first performance will be postponed till March 2010. On the studio they decided to launch the film in actual today 3D-format. It means that spectators will manage to join the four-footed cosmonauts in their trip to the stars in the stereo-format! We hope to be able to demonstrate a 3D abstract at the Film Market in December.
17 Jun 2009
As it was planned before, on 17 June Joan Lefson and her dog Oscar in the framework of their World Woof Tour to Support Protection and Preservation of dogs who live in shelters visited Centre of National Film Studio. Among the issues discussed there were ways to help stray animals, promotion of taking animals from shelters, and, of course, the film about Belka and Strelka. Darya Taraskina, President of Bim Khoteichi Shelter, Moscow also was present. We also hope on the example of our main heroes to help some stray animals to find homes. They are Belka and Strelka, two occasionally stray dogs. For them flying to space means a way to return to their dearest and nearest. Circus dog Belka hopes that her fame of the first astrodog would help her to return to the circus. Mongrel dog Strelka who got lost in her early childhood, dreams to find her father who, she is sure, lives somewhere on a star, and her own home. For more details of Joan and Oscar’s stay in Russia please read Oscar’s “own” blog.
Mironov and Bashirov Record Dialogues For Their Characters in "Belka and Strelka"
03 Jun 2009
This Friday 5 June, in Pythagor Studio final record of "Belka and Strelka"'s dialogues will be made. The film will be shown in theatres in December 2009.
In the mornind 10-12AM Alexander Bashirov will record his character Pug's speech. In the afternoon after 12 AM Eugeny Mironov will re-record rat Venya. The Studio's staff are ready to give a room for interviews. Cameras are allowed during the time of the record, as well as light equipment from outside. We plan to install chromakey for better conditions of photography.
Please join us andmake a report or an interview with the actors or film-makers. On accreditation issues contact Catherina Bychkova.
19 Feb 2009
Centre of National Film Studios will participate in the 77th Russian International Film Market, a largest event in cinema industry of Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states. The event will take place in Moscow, in Cosmos Hotel 9-13 March 2009. At the exhibition our studio will present to the attention of the professionals "Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs" project that will be launched in cinemas 31 December 2009 and is now at the final stage. Our booth is Number 5A and is situated in the Cinema Hall Lounge. There you can talk to our representatives from Marketing and Distribution Department: Roman Barabanov and Ekaterina Bychkova.
Website belka-i-strelka.ru is Renewed
11 Jan 2009
There is an update on the official website of the Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs animated project, which is being made by CNF studio. It is available at www.belka-i-strelka.ru. We thank Renew Design Studio and personally its chief Ivan Pigaryov for the development of the Internet representation of our space travelers. The cartoon’s characters invite you! We’d like to remind you that there are exactly 12 months left before the distribution of the film. We’re starting the countdown!
Trailer to Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs
11 Dec 2008
A new trailer to Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs, an animated project on space exploration, has appeared in the Internet! You can watch it on CNF’s web site www.cnf.ru. We’d like to remind you that this trailer was for the first time demonstrated at the presentation of 2009 KaroProkat film package at the Moscow Film Fair held in early December. One year is left before the general release of Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs, but we are sure that time will pass very quickly, and we won’t make our future spectators bored.
“B&S” trailer premiere on the movie market
05 Dec 2008
Presentation of CNF “Belka-i-Strelka. Star Dogs” Film took place at the 76th Russian International Movie Market within the frame of presentation of 2009 film package of “Karoprokat” Film Company on December 2. At daytime the heroes of the Film (life sized puppies: those of Belka and Strelka dogs and of the Rat) strolled through the territory of the Movie Market, invited the guests to movie hall for the evening presentation and had photos taken with all interested. We would like to remind that “Karoprokat” Film Company is our partner with which we’ll screen out a film in wide release in December of 2009.
Festival guests and participants became the first viewers of the new trailer of the film that will be soon presented on the film studio Web-site www.cnf.ru and on the official film site www.belka-i-strelka.ru.
During the remaining days the guests of the Movie Market still may talk to the representatives of the Film Studio – Mrs. Lyudmila Shirokova (specialist on film distribution and exhibition) and Ms. Ekaterina Bychkova (pr-manager) at 5A Stand, get souvenirs with “Belka and Strelka” images.
Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs at a TV Show
10 Nov 2008
We’d like to turn your attention to the fact that the presentation of the full-length animated film Belka and Strelka. Star Dogs previously scheduled for 3 p.m. on the day of the Content Show, as part of Moscow TeleShow exhibition, is postponed. We will wait for you on 13 November at 2.40 p.m. at the press center of the World Trade Center in Moscow. Beside the presentation day, you will be able to get familiar with CNF studio projects at our A2 stand where you will meet such representatives of the studio as Olga Simanovskaya, Head of Film Distribution and Film Right Sale Service, and Ellada Brotskaya, Administrator of the Service. The Moscow TeleShow exhibition will be held on 12—14 November at the World Trade Center.
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09 Oct 2008
Dear colleagues and partners! From 12 to 14 November, Moscow TeleShow autumn International Broadcasting Content Market will be held at the World Trade Center in Moscow. There is slightly more than a month left before its beginning, but it’s already now that we would like to arrange business meetings with you. If you want to know more on CNF studio films and have a tête-à-tête conversation with its representatives as part of a TV show, please apply to Ellada Brotskaya, Manager of the Film Distribution and Film Right Sale Service. This autumn, we’ll pay a special attention to Star Dogs Belka and Strelka animated project that we promote under the auspices of KaroProkat film company, which we would like to remind.
Films: Star Dogs Belka and Strelka
Films Open Air and Georg will be available for spectators from various parts of Russia
28 May 2008
An hour-and-a-half full-length animated film “Star Dogs Belka and Strelka” created using computer 3D-graphics and dedicated to the flight of those dogs into the outer space will be released for distribution across the country in 2009.
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The foreign Pigs in the Outer Space will have to squeeze up to make
room soon – the Russian Star Dogs go into the extraterrestrial space.
Russian animators are getting ready to make a second launch of the
legendary Belka and Strelka to the orbit. The historical event known to
everybody will turn into an exciting movie thanks to their good graces,
with some elements of an action movie, comedy and melodrama.