OpenSource Animation Project


Episode 3.2 to be released in 2 weeks

OK, I know you all disappointed.

We have promised Munchausen series to be a trilogy and instead you all see this damn “To be continued…” at the end of the third episode. I know, I know…

But I have a good news. We’re going to keep the promise.

How? The third episode will be released again, as version 3.2. Comparing to all previous releases it will be a double-length episode. It will include episode 3.0 (with some changes) and this time it tell the story till the very end. For sure. So, prepare to see 7 more minutes of Adventures of Boris Munchausen!

When it will happen? This time I can name a real date. Yes, episode will have double-length, but you will not need to wait for whole one year to see it.  In fact we already have it done and it will be released to the public on August 14th, 2013 (near two weeks to wait!).

But that’s not all. For our most impatient viewers we have an offer. If you don’t want to wait for two weeks, you can watch the episode 3.2 right now. Honestly. You can buy a private link to watch by donating any amount through the form below. That’s it.

Buy Now Button

This is just an option if you are impatient to see the story end or just want to give us some support. For all the rest the episode 3.2 will be released and freely available under CC BY-SA license on August 14th.

Stay tuned!

“FireBird” Festival: 2 awards!

On July 5th “The Adventures of Boris Munchausen 2.0” was screened  at IX Open All-Russian Festival of children animation “FireBird” and got awarded by two diplomas:

– The Сouncil of Young Apprentices Award (kids of 8-15 voted in the “FireBird” program)
– The Prizewinner Award (festival participants voted, choosing 10 best films from the “FireBird” program)


Version 2.0 Released – with subtitles!

We are happy to release episode 2.0 of The Adventures of Boris Munchausen – fully subtitled into English! Special thanks to Julia Velkova for translation and subtitling.


Second Episode: Production Snapshot #2

Second Episode: Production Snapshot #1

Ok, after my previous post you probably believe that we are really exist and we really do working.  To strengthen (or completely ruin?) your faith even more  we are publishing development snapshot of second episode. This is a preview with draft voicing, no music and sound fx – of course this is a very early preview and it’s a sad look yet. But for the brave ones who are curious about the project status and not afraid of spoilers this might be interesting. Cheers!

Live studio webcams

You might be wondering why there is so few updates last time. The answer is simple – we are busy working hard on the project.

Today we want to introduce an opportunity to watch us working at the project in the studio via live webcam! So, here’s the announcement:


every Monday and Friday

starting from 10:00 till 11:00 UTC

Watch us live here
(you can view broadcast archives when we are offline)

I don’t know how much it will be interesting for non-Russian speaking audience, but at least this is a good proof that we are real. ^_^

Launching episode 2.0

I am happy to announce that we started to work on the second episode of The Adventures of Boris Munchausen. The screenplay is available here. Sorry, it’s in Russian only at the moment.

We plan to do screenplay translation via the Transifex service, but that requires some special preparations – please be patient. Also we want to put some efforts into development of tool that will allow us to automatically convert screenplay translations into subtitles for final movie. So, translating screenplay in your language you will get subtitles as well!

At this moment we already have  storyboarding done. Now we need to scan it and bring into the order. Here’s a few unprocessed pages:

As for the first episode, the production will take 8 months – episode will be released in June 2012. This episode is estimated as at least twice complex than the first and we want to do our best. That’s why we also want to launch funding campaign, but before we should do necessary calculations.

The development process will be completely open. We will update our sources repository at regular basis, so anyone will be able to build and see the progress.

That’s it for today, stay tuned!