Mavka, The Forest Song echoes the canon of eco-aware animation: Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Saloon, etc. The producers have partnered with WWF to spread a conservationist message. But the film also draws on Ukrainian literature and mythology. The source material is Lesya Ukrainka’s classic play The Forest Song, and folk instruments are woven into the score.
Almost four years after we covered its first teaser, Mavka, The Forest Song, a Ukrainian film about a mythological woodland nymph, is back on our radar. A new trailer has launched for the cg feature, which is due to premiere theatrically in 2022.
Mavka, The Forest Song was presented at the European co-production platform Cartoon Movie and Annecy’s MIFA market in 2017. The film has been pre-sold to 20 territories in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Animagrad is at work on several other projects, including the feature Roxelana, which the studio’s website currently has down for a 2022 release.