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Original Carol Of The Bells

The new Ukrainian cartoon “Shchedryck”.

Original Carol Of The Bells

It’s a new ukrainian cartoon, with soundtrack of a famous ukrainian carol “Shchedryck” by Leontovych (composer). It has been created by the team of young Ukrainians: screenplay by Sashko Lirnyk; directorStepan Koval’; soundtrack by Oleh Skrypka; art director: Katya Slonova; production of the clay figures Serhij Rudenko; animation by Andriy Slesarevskiy; Camera by Vadim Ilkov and many other people…

“Shchedryck” is one of compositions of Mykola Leontovych. This Ukrainian composer has been worked over it almost all life. This song is about wishes for the winter holidays. Today “Shchedryck” is well known not just in Ukraine but all over the world. In 1921 this composition was performed abroad for the first time. It happened in New York, in the well-known Carnegie Hall. Later the Ukrainian carol sounded also in such films as Harry Potter, South park and others.

To make this animation the authors have spent 150 kg of plasticine, 100 kg of salt and 5 months of hard working.

For the first time this original animated clip was presented in Kiev, the 1st December. It happened within the famous festival “Krayina Mriy” (“Land of Dreams”). This event takes place on the initiative of a famous Ukrainian singer Oleg Skrypka every year. It’s meant for uniting all winter holidays in the Ukrainian traditions and show the sense and the way of celebrating Christmas in Ukraine.

Watch the video of the original carol of the bells. Green Ukraine