Cheburashka Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


January 1, 2023
1hr 53min
Status: released

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Cheburashka Movie Details:

Also known as Chebi: My Fluffy Friend
Country Russia
Language Russian
Release DateJanuary 1, 2023
Running Time1hr 53min
Based onCheburashka by Eduard Uspensky
StarringOlga Kuzmina
Sergei Garmash
Fyodor Dobronravov
Elena Yakovleva
Dmitry Lysenkov
Polina Maksimova
Sergei Lavygin
Directed by Dmitry Dyachenko
Written byVitaly Shlyappo
Vasily Kutsenko
Vyacheslav Zub
Anatoly Molchanov
Produced byEduard Iloyan
Denis Zhalinsky
Vitaly Shlyappo
Aleksey Trotsyuk
Anton Zlatopolsky
Yuliana Slashcheva
Lika Blank
Vadim Vereshchagin
Vyacheslav Murugov
Mikhail Tkachenko
Anna Ryzhikova
Cinematography by Ivan Lebedev
Edited by Anton Anisimov
Kirill Abramov
Tim Pavelko
Dmitrii Smorchkov
Music byIvan Kanaev
Production CompaniesYellow, Black and White
START Studio
CTC Media
Cinema Fund
Distributed byCentral Partnership
Budget₽850 million ($12 million)
Box Office Collection$88,224,363

Cheburashka Movie Cast & Characters:


The story follows Cheburashka, a big-eared animal that lives in an orange grove and ends up in a small town by the sea, where he meets an old man who is closed in himself, a boy who cannot speak, his mother, and an unusual lady who wants to buy it and give it to her granddaughter, as well as a huge number of other characters.

About Cheburashka Movie:

Cheburashka, also known as Chebi: My Fluffy Friend (Russian: Чебурашка) is a Russian live-action animated comedy film directed by Dmitry Dyachenko. The film stars Olga Kuzmina as the titular character along with Sergei Garmash, Fyodor Dobronravov, Elena Yakovleva, and Polina Maksimova. It is an adaptation of the 1960s Eduard Uspensky’s children’s book Gena the Crocodile and His Friends, and its Soviet cartoon adaptation about the adventures of Gena the Crocodile and Cheburashka.

Principal photography of the film started in September 2021 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, using the Sochi Arboretum park, on the sea embankment and the Sanatorium named after G.K. Ordzhonikidze were used as locations. Cheburashka premiered on December 23, 2022, at the Karo October 11 cinema center in Moscow on New Arbat Avenue. It was theatrically released in Russia on January 1, 2023, by Central Partnership.

Cheburashka received generally mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences. Critics highly praised its visual effects, though the story was considered to be predictable. Following the film’s success, Soyuzmultfilm signed a deal to produce a sequel and the whole franchise.