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Return to Treasure Island (1989)

Ostrov Sokrovishch (original title)
A classic treasure hunt story.


David Cherkasskiy


Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the novel by), Julie Aiken (english adaptation) | 3 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Valeriy Bessarab Valeriy Bessarab ... Jim Hawkins (voice)
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... John Silver (voice)
Viktor Andrienko ... Captain Smollett
Evgeniy Papernyy ... Doctor Livesey (voice)
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Ben Gunn (voice)
Georgiy Kishko ... Blind Pew (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Cannella Tony Cannella ... (voice)
Valeriy Chiglyaev ... The Fourth Pirat
Phil Dragotto Phil Dragotto ... (voice)
Anatoliy Dyachenko ... The Pirat
Aleksandr Levit Aleksandr Levit ... Young Ben Gunn (as A. Levit)
Jesse Lea Michael Jesse Lea Michael ... (voice)
Jan Rabson ... (voice) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Vitali Vasilikov Vitali Vasilikov ... The Second Pirat (as V. Vasilkov)


In this film, the animated scenes are interspersed with musical numbers and game scenes shot with the participation of actors and illustrating the events of the animation film or relating to certain problems related to the way pirates live: for example, greed, smoking or alcoholism. At the same time, the manner of filming of musical numbers and game episodes differs in different episodes: somewhere the image is colored, somewhere - black and white. One game scene mimics a silent film using intertitles, and in some episodes live footage is combined with animation. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Return to Treasure Island See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A shortened American version called "Return to Treasure Island" (zone 1) appeared on DVD in the USA. See more »

Alternate Versions

For a release in the USA in 1992, the film was cut down by 30 minutes, removing all the live action song scenes. The US version was released under the title "Return to Treasure Island". See more »


Version of A Ilha do Tesouro (1963) See more »


Ben Gunn's Tale
Written by David Siebels & Joey Vieira
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An unique animation film
6 July 2005 | by jihorSee all my reviews

This picture uses animation mixed with several video clips featuring live actors. "Ostrov" is a spectacular and unique piece of animation, using progressive imagery and comics-like style. Movie is packed with intense music and is half-parody/comedy, half-screening of the R.L. Stevenson's "Treasure Island", also with parts of musical. It's also completely unforgettable thanks to voices of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Viktor Andriyenko. If you know Russian, you got to see this movie to know the mock style of it, because you can't see anything similar to "Ostrov" anywhere. If you are Russian and haven't seen it, I only wonder. 10/10

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