Three from Prostokvashino (Russian: Трое из Простоквашино, Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a 1978 Soviet animated film based on the children's book Uncle Fyodor, His Dog and His Cat (Дядя Фёдор, Пёс и Кот) by Eduard Uspensky. The film has two sequels, Vacation in Buttermilk Village (Каникулы в Простоквашино) (1980) and Winter in Buttermilk Village (Зима в Простоквашино) (1984).
The main character is a six-year-old boy who is called Uncle Fyodor (voiced by Mariya Vinogradova) because he is very serious. After his parents don't let him keep Matroskin (voiced by Oleg Tabakov), a talking cat, Uncle Fyodor leaves his home. With the dog Sharik (voiced by Lev Durov), the three set up a home in the country, a village called "Buttermilk" (Russian: Простоквашино Prostokvashino, from Russian Простокваша, buttermilk). There, they have many adventures, some involving the local mailman, Pechkin (voiced by Boris Novikov).
The series has been a source of many phrases in the post-Soviet countries. It has made an impact comparable to Nu, pogodi! in the Russian culture.
Famous quotes containing the word village:
“This is the village where the funeral
Stilted its dusty march over deep ruts
Up the hillside covered with queens lace
To the patch of weeds known finally to all.”
—Allen Tate (18991979)