At this time, the calm and measured life of the bogatyrs was disturbed not by the cunning enemy, but by his native prince of Kiev, who often paired up with the horse Julia and did not let the heroes live in peace. This time he decided to appoint a successor.
Only bad luck – who can it be? National elections Prince immediately rejected.
And he decided to seek an heir among his own. Who could it be – a relative, friend of the family, or maybe an overseas princess? Without thinking twice, the Prince-Father chooses almost a princess, and most importantly a relative – his niece Zabava.
Today, she and her husband, Elisha (do you remember the faithful student of Dobryni Nikitich?), Receive her education in faraway Tsargrad, where the insidious emperor Vasileus rules (not to be confused with the Basilica from Harry Potter)). In order to return the heiress to his native expanses far to distant lands, three heroes are sent in a hurry and, of course, the main court horse, Julius.
“… The heir to the throne” is the ninth in a series of heroic sagas, which is invariably created at the Mill animation studio. The director of the project, interestingly, was our illustrious animator, a two-time nominee for the Oscar (short animated cartoons We cannot live without space and Love Story) Konstantin Bronzit.
He is 14 years ago and launched the story of the three heroes in the big animation. His “Alyosha Popovich and Tugarin the Serpent” was released in 2004, and the cartoon immediately appeared an army of fans.
No one had to fight for the bogatyrs for these 14 years: with the Nightingale the Robber, the Queen of Shamakhan, the treacherous Baba Yaga and the merchant Kolyvan, resist the tricks of the Byzantine Emperor, go on a campaign beyond the three seas and endlessly rescue Prince of Kiev together with the useless horse Yuli. The proverb “With such friends and enemies is not necessary” is about him. A lot of surprises will throw one of the most comic characters of this fairy tale in a new dangerous journey to faithful friends.
In the new tale, Julia will have a competitor in terms of naive stupidity and total bad luck – overseas prince Leonid. A new character, invented and even voiced by director Konstantin Bronzit.
Konstantin Bronzit: Warriors, of course, the main characters. But kings, as is known, plays retinue.
I never gave preference to any character from my films. In the cinema, there is the concept of an acting ensemble, in which the basic nature of stage action as a collective art manifests itself.
Therefore, my infantile Leonid is as beautiful against the background of Julius as Julius is against the background of the heroes and vice versa. ”
In fact, the creators still decided to highlight the horse Julia in a special way. Already, the studio is working on a tenth of the franchise, where the main role will be given to the long-suffering, but resilient character of the fairy tale – the horse Julia.
Soon the fairy tale is felt, but the case is not done very soon. “THE HORSE OF JULY AND BIG JUMPERS” will come out on screens in December 2019.
In the meantime, “Three Heroes and Heir to the Throne” from December 27 in all cinemas of the country!