|DVD Belka i Strelka. Zvezdnye sobaki
Run time: 85 min
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Director: Inna Evlannikova, Svyatoslav Ushakov
Writers: John Chua, Aleksandr Talal
Stars: Elena Yakovleva, Anna Bolshova, Evgeniy Mironov
Schoolbooks say that Belka and Strelka were first space dogs. But the dogs say that people dissemble a lot.
|Plot Keywords: dog, space dog, space, flea, meteor|
Release Date: 18 March 2010 (Russia)
Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
I took the time to write a brief review because I feel that the other reviewers definitely missed the point. Space dogs doesn't have the best state of the art animation technology, but the characters are really nice and lovable and we must give a chance to other productions to develop, not only Disney/Pixar. After all, many people still enjoy the old Bety Boop cartoons from the 20's, so the technique is not really the most important in a story. That said, I wouldn't call the animation "crude". It's not Mamoru Oshii, but it's acceptable.
I admit, the story has a bit of nostalgia for the old soviet times, which on the other side is a legitime feeling for many people in that side of the world. But I wouldn't call that "Propaganda", unless we agree to also call propaganda to 90% of the American animation. The most important thing about it: It's fun to watch, my 3 and 4 year old kids enjoyed a lot, and we have had a really good time together.
Russian animated film from 2010. The dog Belka thrown out on the streets of Moscow when the rocket on her circus stops working in the midst of a performance. She hits the street-smart Strelkas and rat Lyonya and the new trio soon forced to flee from the scary Bulldog. The film is based on the Soviet space dogs and honors the first animals who survived an orbital space trip. Space Dogs give children a insight of how the exploration of space began. The vast array of lovable characters and quality computer-animated. During the end credits, real-life archive footage from the Soviet Space Program and Space Dogs is shown. Highly recommend this movie for all ages especially for children.
This is a great movie, but misunderstood due to cultural references. It wasn't mean to be another Pixar movie. It is however a great movie about the first ever dogs that went up into space and came back alive. In Russia that is a well know pair of dogs and doesn't need much explanation. Perhaps it could have used some more details in the translated version. The jokes in the movie are more funny to those who grew up in Russia and understand what life used to be like there. Watched this movie with my husband and son, and Canadian born husband really didn't like it till I explain the context to him. Not surpassingly , he loves the movie now. It tells a great story about a piece of history.
Releasing the CGI animated movie Belka i Strelka under the big Blockbuster summers of 2010 in small Cinemas made this movie forgotten.
At least you can find this movie for a low Price in Danish malls with Scandinavian dubs.
But, of course it's funnier to have the Russian dub.
Watch the movie and the following TV show on Youtube if you know, or want to learn Russian.
At least millions on Youtube have seen the TV show based on the movie.
Well, this is about two stray dogs meeting each other in Moscow.
Little do they know they will end up in Space after a training program.
The background animation is super, but the characters are very cartoon like.
Despite the cheap character animation there are a lot of feelings.
Too much cuteness too.
When I saw this movie a long time ago I thought this would win some Oscars, but as told before it got overlooked.
If you and your family love foreign movies try your luck and find this movie.