Three from Buttermilk Village

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Three from Prostokvashino
Troe iz Prostokvashino.jpg
Uncle Fyodor, His Dog and His Cat
Directed by Vladimir Popov
Produced by Soyuzmultfilm
Written by Eduard Uspensky
Starring Lev Durov
Valentina Talyzina
Boris Novikov
Maria Vinogradova
Gyerman Kachin
Oleg Tabakov
Music by Yevgeni Krylatov
Cinematography Kabul Rasulov
Editing by Natalya Stepantseva
Release dates
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time 18 min 48 sec
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Three from Prostokvashino (Russian: Трое из Простоквашино, Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a 1978 Soviet animated film based on the children's book Uncle Fyodor, His Dog and His Cat (Дядя Фёдор, Пёс и Кот) by Eduard Uspensky. The film has two sequels, Vacation in Buttermilk Village (Каникулы в Простоквашино) (1980) and Winter in Buttermilk Village (Зима в Простоквашино) (1984).

The main character is a six-year-old boy who is called Uncle Fyodor (voiced by Mariya Vinogradova) because he is very serious. After his parents don't let him keep Matroskin (voiced by Oleg Tabakov), a talking cat, Uncle Fyodor leaves his home. With the dog Sharik (voiced by Lev Durov), the three set up a home in the country, a village called "Buttermilk" (Russian: Простоквашино Prostokvashino, from Russian Простокваша, buttermilk). There, they have many adventures, some involving the local mailman, Pechkin (voiced by Boris Novikov).

The series has been a source of many phrases in the post-Soviet countries. It has made an impact comparable to Nu, pogodi! in Russian culture.

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