In honor of the 50-th anniversary of Belka and Strelka’s flight to space.

Into space? On a space ship? Belka and Strelka couldn't even dream of it. Space barged into their lives itself. The dogs along with Venya the rat and other furry claimants into cosmonauts accidently found themselves in the middle of historical events. 

Festivals & Awards

  • The National films award «Golden Eagle». Winner in nomination  «Best animation film of 2010»
  • Film festival «Cinemarina». First place in category «Animation»
  • «Golden Kuker 2011».  Prize in category «Best animation film»
  • Festival «Moscow Premier». Best animation work in cycle «Our new children’s film»
  • Festival of visual arts in Russian children’s center «Orlyonok». Third place in category «Animation»
  • XV International Festival «Movies to children » Diploma for «Entertainment and fascinating cinema about adventures of Belka and Strelka, two legendary dogs those brought fame to the domestic cosmonautics»
  •  XII  Film Festival  «Skazka».  Diploma of the second degree, small crystal key in nomination «Full-length animation movie» 



Film Festival’s Participation:


  • Moscow International film festival (Russia, 2010)
  • Screening in XXI Open Russian film festival «Kinotavr» (Russia, 2010)  
  • Open festival of movies of  CIS, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia,  «Kinoshok» , participation in competition of children movies «KinoMaliShok» (Russia, 2010)
  • International festival of children animation movies «Golden fish» (Russia, 2010)  
  • Russian Festival of visual arts in Russian Children’s Center «Orlyonok» (Russia, 2010)  
  • Second open festival of cinema and TV programs for family viewings in the name of  V. Leontiev «From the heart» in the program «World of  fairytales» (Russia, 2010)
  • Film festival «Baltic débuts» (Russia, 2010)  
  • Moscow film festival of domestic movies (Russia, 2010)
  • Open international festival of military films in the name of Y. Ozerov (Russia, 2010) 
  • International charity film festival «Radiant angel» (Russia, 2010) 
  • XV  International Festival «Movies to children» (Russia, 2010)
  •  X  International Children’s Film festival of Arts and Sports «Kinotavrik» (Russia,2010)
  • XII  Film festival «Skazka» (Russia, 2010)
  • First Russian 3D- stereo film festival (Russia, 2010)
  • IX International Festival of cinematographic debuts «Spirit of Fire». Club of  movies for Children and Youth «Your movie» (Russia, 2011)

International Film Festival’s Participation:

  • Russian national exhibition (Paris, France)
  • Cannes film festival (Cannes, France)
  • International film market (Annecy, France)
  • «4-th Russian Film Festival in London» (London, UK)
  • Hamburg. Film festival «Filmfest Hamburg 2010» (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Copenhagen. «BUSTER Film Festival for Children and Youth» (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Mantua province. VI Festival of Russian movies «Pages of history» (Mantua Province, Italy)
  • International Film Festival «Golden Kuker 2011» (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • International film festival «Cinemarina» (Belek, Turkey)
  • International film festival «Chungmuro-2010» (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
  • Seoul International Family Film Festival (SIFFF) (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
  • International festival of science-fiction movies (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
  • International animation festival «HIROSHIMA 2010» (Hiroshima, Japan)
  • Festival of Russian films «Russian Renaissance» (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Pert – Australia)
  • Special event of II open festival of cinema and TV programs for family viewings (Australia)
  • International Film festival of Independent Cinema «Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema – BAFICI» (Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2012)

Additional information

Cinema release in Russia: March 18, 2010, (570 copies)

Blue-Ray release: March 3, 2011, Columbia/Sony

DVD release: April 12, 2010 Columbia/Sony

Budget: 3 500 000 €

Box office in Russia: 6 293 840 USD

International distribution:

2010 - USA, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany

2011 – Italy, Japan, Greece, France

In the first weekend in cinemas the animation movie «Belka and Strelka. Star dogs» became an absolute leader through box-office in Poland, overtaking even Hollywood blockbuster «Resident Evil». 

Additional Info

  • Producer(s): Sergey Zernov
  • Script : Alexander Talal, John Chua
  • Director: Svyatoslav Ushakov, Inna Evlannikova
  • Music: Ivan Urupin, Uma2rmaH
  • Production designers: Alexander Ushakov, Stepan Grudinin, Svyatoslav Ushakov
  • Executive producer: Vadim Sotskov
  • Duration: 88 min
  • Genre: 3D animation, adventure, comedy
  • Country of origin: Russia, 2010
  • International Sales: Epic Pictures Group http://www.epic-pictures.com/
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