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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 »




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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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 »


Treasure Island Theme Song
Written by David Siebels & Joey Vieira
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Perestroyka has cut the throat to making such movies in Russia
22 January 2011 | by levelclearerSee all my reviews

To avoid repeating the previous reviewer's, I will tell you my personal story about this movie. In the final song there is a verse line that goes like : "that's why the spectator loves this wonderful genre, our soul healer and balm for wounds". When I watched this movie at 15, although it became one of my favourite cartoons, I considered this line too pretentious. Because I treated this movie as low genre: all kind of fights, an unstopping succession of gags, known however to every schoolboy, hilarious music, lot's of humour and parody... Now it happened so, that I'm a 37 years old man have re-watched it, and, oh, really, it acted on me really like "balm for wounds". I watched the first scenes with bitter scepticism, but, very soon I discovered that I can not stop. What's the secret of this movie ? Don't know. But what I can say for sure, there is no another such movie. 10 of 10.

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24 March 1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

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