SMF Animation Studio Sets Feature Films


Soyuzmultfilm (SMF) Animation Studio has three new feature films currently in production, including The Golden Beehive.

Inspired by the studio’s comedy series The Secret of Honey Hills, The Golden Beehive is set in the same universe. It sees Sophie the Owl and Squirrel Chip work to solve the mystery of the missing golden beehive.

The Formula for Water, set for release in 2023, follows the journey of a girl trying to save her kidnapped scientist father, inventor of a machine that would restore drinking water reserves on the planet. The visual style of the film was developed by a team of professionals who have worked on Maleficient, The Lion King, Gravity, Prometheus, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and more.

In The Alpine Campaign, young Grisha comes into the service of Suvorov’s regiment and is a witness to key historical events and a participant in dangerous intrigues.

“It has been only a few years since the studio’s reboot during which we have managed to achieve spectacular results so far: bring on board a talented team, implement new technologies and develop our company in many fields,” said Yuliana Slashcheva, chairman of the board of directors of SMF Studio. “We have already produced thousands of minutes of animation that is beloved by kids and their families from all over the world. And we are moving forward with our ambitious plans and are happy to continue our route releasing feature films as well. Our studio is very open to innovations and any sort of co-production that help us create the best entertaining content, and it is especially grateful to have high-caliber international specialists with us.”