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Overview of upcoming Russian animated features: part 10

Previously:
Our Masha in the Strawberry Country (Dec. 18, 2008)
The New Adventures of Alyonushka and Yeryoma (Dec. 25, 2008)
The Tale of Fedot the Strelets (Jan. 1, 2009) (Dec. 18, 2008)
Ivan Tsarevich and Grey Wolf (Feb. 1, 2009)
Alice's Birthday (Feb. 19, 2009)
Star Dogs: Belka and Strelka (Dec. 31, 2009)
Alien Pile (likely 2009)
A Room and a Half, or A Sentimental Journey to the Homeland (likely 2009)
Little Muk and the Pirates of the Caspian Sea (maybe 2009)

Kin-dza-dza-dza! (Russian Wikipedia article)
Кин-дза-дза-дза!
Release date: 2010 (source)
Director: Tatyana Ilyina
Production company: "Ritm"
Budget: despite reports of "(3 million rubles)" the producer was quoted as saying that it's at least a few million dollars
100 minutes

A 2D animated re-imagining of a 1986 classic Soviet sci-fi comedy called Kin-dza-dza!. Georgi Daneliya, who directed the original film, is heavily involved.
The pre-production period lasted from February 12, 2005 to May 2008. For more information, look at the Russian wikipedia article; it seems to be kept up to date.

Video: Russian news report with some clips of the animation

Some concept art:




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