Animagrad studio released a new teaser - trailer of animated film Mavka. The Forest Song. The premiere of the video is timed to the 150th anniversary of the genius writer Lesya Ukrainka. The cartoon will be released in 2022.
The cartoon script is based on the classic plot of Lesya Ukrainka's drama extravaganza "Forest Song" and figures from Ukrainian mythology.
The teaser shows one of the most dynamic scenes of the cartoon. The main character Mavka-Berehynia and the Soul of the Forest come to the aid of a frightened herd of bison. To calm and guide anxious animals to the safe path Mavka uses her magical power of the forest guardian: the desire to maintain harmony in the natural world and the ability to take away fear from forest dwellers.
The choice of the episode with the bison is not accidental. These animals are on the verge of extinction: there are about 320 European bison in Ukraine. And the scene of animal rescue reflects the ecological mission of the cartoon, to draw attention to environmental problems: the cutting of the wildwood and the extinction of rare species of flora and fauna.
Along with real animals, the teaser trailer also shows mythical forest creatures. And also for the first time Mavka's favorite musician Lukash appears.
The team of the cartoon invited a professional ballerina, soloist of the National Opera, People's Artist of Ukraine Kateryna Kukhar to work on the plasticity and movements of the main character. On the set, Kateryna recreated the actions of the main character, and for the scene with the bison, she even had to perform a few tricks. Her every movement, recorded by cameras, was recreated by the animators on the screen in the image of Mavka.
Special attention in the cartoon is paid to the music. The Animagrad team involved the folk band DakhaBrakha and folk multi-instrumentalist Maksym Berezhnyuk to create the soundtrack. The latter also worked on the soundtrack of the teaser trailer.
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian animated film Mavka. The Forest Song will be released in Germany.