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The Morevna Project: Anime with Synfig and Blender

Feb 14, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

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"The Morevna Project aims to create an animated film in a modern anime-style retelling a very old Russian folktale known as "Marya Morevna". It's a free culture production project pushing the envelope in several ways — entirely using free software tools and releasing under the free Creative Commons Attribution license. The project is purely community-based, without any foundation funding, so they can probably use your help. Joining could be a terrific learning opportunity, whether your interest is in literature, music, animation, or software development. Marya Morevna: The Fairy Tale

"It's probably essential to give an idea of what the original story is about, though it may seem a bit bizarre (this was certainly my first encounter with the story).

"The protagonist, a prince named Ivan, has three sisters to whom, on his parents dying wish, he grants permission to marry three men who are apparently some sort of bird spirits in reality. He himself runs off with the powerful queen Marya Morevna (it's notable that she's a "queen", not a "princess" in the story)."

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