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Yuri Grinevich - «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

On October 28, 1892 the French artist Emile Renault presented to the public his invention - "moving pantomimes" or in modern terms, cartoons. Taking advantage of the festive occasion, the author of NOVOSTNIK (journalist Taina Fedoseyeva) visited Odessa Animation Studio that created the first Ukrainian animated film "In the Country of Alhoks", and talked with the director of the studio Yuri Grinevich.

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

Odessa Animation Studio is located in the Odessa Film Studio in an old house of countess Elena Pavlovna Demidova, the daughter ofKievgovernor, the carrier of known family  in the imperialRussia. The house was a gift to his daughter on the 16th anniversary as a dowry. Soon the groom was found, but the wedding never took place. But the groom had another girlfriend, who decided to eliminate a rival with radical methods. Demidova was splashed in her face with sulfuric acid. Disfigured countess soon left Odessa and moved to Italy, but people say that her ghost still wanders the Film Studio.

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

The same house often serves as a backdrop for the shooting some movies. For example, in the final episode of the famous series "Elimination" from the balcony of animators have fallen heroes of Michael Porechenkov and Vladimir Mashkov.

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

But let’s return to cartoons. Odessa Animation Studio was founded 22 years ago, and now it has three full-length animated films and a great number of musical animation clips on its account. But, as the studio director Yuri Grinevich says, the main problem of the popularization of cartoons is the absence of government support. " Ukrainian viewer haven’t see and will not see our main achievements, because they are in other countries. Only now we are creating our own great cartoon "Legends of Tripolye".

On October 25, 2013 we submitted an application to the State Film Committee. We’d like to work for our own country, but not for foreign countries. We’d like our viewers to see our native cartoons. And we hope that the national cinematography, particularly animation, finally will have attention".

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

 Andrey Chernenko - Production Designer

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

But now the studio is working on private commissions. One of the last projects was the creation of the musical animation clip «Hijack» for the American singer TYGA. The project was conducted together with Dnipropetrovsk company «GloriaFX», that engaged in the post-production ofHollywoodmovie clips. At the moment a clip has more than two million views.

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

Yuri Grinevich: "Some years we have been working in one style ("Maski Show", "Kalambur", "VillageofFools". And not so long ago, we began to experiment: finished an adult and terrible clip for Americans and now we are working on a good and beautiful cartoon for the theater "Golden Ring".

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

The majority of all studios’ work often are projects from foreign organizations.Odessamade some ​​animated series commissioned by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. It was an entertaining and educational cartoon for children.

There is also cooperation with other cartoon studios: one of the popular Russian cartoon series "MountainofGems" was also created byOdessaanimators. But, as Yuri Grinevich says, such work is not quite what they would like to do.

The project for the Ministry of Defense ofSaudi Arabiathe director of Animation studio calls the funniest foreign project. For them, the animators have created the same series as for the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations - how children must behave their selves in the absence of adult.

Yuri Grinevich— «We are working on creating our own wonderful full-length feature film»

NOVOSTNIK’s editors hope thatUkraine's State Committee of Cinematography will make the right decision and soon people ofUkrainewill be able to go to the cinema and watch the cartoon created by Odessa Animation Studio.

Author: Taina Fedoseyeva

Source: novostnik.com.ua

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