Three from Prostokvashino

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Three from Prostokvashino
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Sharik, Matroskin and Uncle Fyodor
Directed by Vladimir Popov
Written by Eduard Uspensky
Produced by Soyuzmultfilm
Starring Oleg Tabakov
Maria Vinogradova
Lev Durov
Boris Novikov
Valentina Talyzina
Gyerman Kachin
CinematographyKabul Rasulov
Edited byNatalya Stepantseva
Music by Yevgeny Krylatov
Release date
  • June 6, 1978 (June 6, 1978)
Running time
18 minutes 48 seconds
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Three from Prostokvashino (Russian : Трое из Простоквашино, romanized: Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a 1978 Soviet animated film based on the 1974 children's book Uncle Fedya, His Dog, and His Cat by Eduard Uspensky. The main character is a six-year-old boy who is called "Uncle Fyodor" (voiced by Maria Vinogradova) because he is very serious. After his parents refuse to let him keep the talking cat Matroskin  [ ru ] (voiced by Oleg Tabakov), Uncle Fyodor leaves home. With the dog Sharik (voiced by Lev Durov), the three set up a home in the country village Prostokvashino (Russian:Простоквашино,IPA: [prəstɐˈkvaʂɨnə] , Простокваша = "soured milk"). There they have many adventures, some involving the local mailman, Pechkin (voiced by Boris Novikov). [1]


The series has generated many quotable phrases in post-Soviet countries. It has made an impact comparable to that of Well, Just You Wait! (1969-2017) in Russian culture.


Uncle Fyodor is a very independent city boy, "a boy on his own". After his mother forbids him from keeping his talking cat Matroskin, Uncle Fyodor runs away from home to live on his own. Uncle Fyodor and the cat arrive at the village Prostokvashino, where they meet the local mongrel Sharik. The three settle in an abandoned house.

Uncle Fyodor's parents become very agitated at the loss of their son, and even put out a missing persons notice in the paper. Mailman Pechkin, sees it, and claims the announced reward for the boy's safe return — a new bicycle.

By the end of the film, the family is reunited, and the mailman receives his reward for notifying the parents. The parents tell the animals that they are welcome to come back to the city with them, but they decide to stay in Prostokvashino to make a summer house (dacha) for Fyodor.


The film has three sequels, Vacations in Prostokvashino  [ ru ] (Каникулы в Простоквашино) (1980), Winter in Prostokvashino  [ ru ] (Зима в Простоквашино) (1984), [2] [3] and Spring in Prostokvashino  [ ru ] (Весна в Простоквашино) (2010).

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