Three from Prostokvashino

Three from Prostokvashino

Jun. 06, 1978Soviet Union17 Min.PG
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Three from Prostokvashino (Трое из Простоквашино / Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a popular Soviet hand-drawn cartoon series. This first episode is from 1978 and introduces us to the characters Uncle Fyodor, Matroskin the cat, and the dog Sharik.

You can watch all three episodes here. Each of the episodes runs a little under 20 minutes.

The series is a source of many popular quotations in the former Soviet Union. What’s more, the most popular dairy brand in Russia (see here) gets its name from this cartoon!

Three from Prostokvashino plot

The story is based on the children’s book, Uncle Fedya, His Dog, and His Cat. In it, an interdependent young city boy, Uncle Fyodor, runs away from his parents’ house with his new pet and friend, the talking cat Matroskin. They come to the village of Prostokvashino (meaning soured milk in Russian), where they get acquainted with the local dog Sharik. Sharik points them to a free house, and the three of them move in together.

Fedya’s upset parents soon place an ad in the newspaper about their missing child. The local postman, Pechkin, sees the missing person ad and reports Fedya’s whereabouts. The movie ends with Fedya and his parents reunited and the postman Pechkin receiving a reward.

Three from Prostokvashino
Original title Трое из Простоквашино
IMDb Rating 8.2 2,537 votes
TMDb Rating 7 56 votes



Mariya Vinogradova isUncle Fyodor (voice)
Uncle Fyodor (voice)
Oleg Tabakov isMatroskin the Cat (voice)
Matroskin the Cat (voice)
Lev Durov isSharik the Dog (voice)
Sharik the Dog (voice)
Valentina Talyzina isMother (voice)
Mother (voice)
Boris Novikov isPechkin the Postman (voice)
Pechkin the Postman (voice)
German Kachin isFather (voice)
Father (voice)
Zinaida Naryshkina isHvatayka the Jackdaw (voice)
Hvatayka the Jackdaw (voice)