The Walt Disney Company has decided to resume filmmaking in Russia through the announced release of a new fairy tale feature known as Last Hero.
According to Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan, CEO of Disney Russia, the film will be jointly produced by Disney and the Russian film studio Yellow, Black & White, one of Russia’s leading studios, specialising in the production of comedies.
Financial details of the project are not disclosed, except that funding of the project will be shared between both companies.
According to Zhigalova-Ozkan, Last Hero will be a large-scale, special effects-driven film.
Zhigalova-Ozkan commented: “The importance of this film for the company in consistent with our plans to continue the tradition of filming Russian fairy tales. We are planning to use the most advanced technologies and the best filmmakers and actors of different generations, which should help to adapt Russian fairy tales to a modern