The world of “Morevna” anime series

“Morevna” animated series is based on the traditional Russian fairy tale “Marya Morevna” (also known as “The Death of Koschei the Deathless”).

In the original story a brave prince, Ivan Tsarevich, meets a beautiful princess, Marya Morevna, and they fall in love with each other. But Ivan makes a terrible mistake and accidentally unleashes an evil wizard, Koschei the Deathless. Koschei kidnaps Marya Morevna and Ivan has to go through a many dangers to rescue her.

This is a fairy-tale full of horse chases, magical transformations, crazy twists and incredible creatures from Russian folklore. If you never heard of it before, then I am highly recommend to read it here.

The goal of our project is to present events of the traditional Russian fairy tale in a futuristic sci-fi setting.

The action takes place in the distant future. This is a world of technology, where horses are replaced by bikes and cars, the main protagonist Ivan Tsarevich turns into a talented mechanic, Marya Morevna is a biker queen who handles a samurai sword like nobody’s business, and Koschei is more immortal and evil than ever – as he is a battle robot!

The general story line remains the same, but the new setting dictates its own rules and we did our best to fulfill those demands by developing new dimensions of the plot and revealing its new depths. We would like to bring this story to you in a completely new light, as never seen before.

Production specifics

All animation of “Morevna” series is created with free/open-source software only. For the new episode we will use following tools:









The new episode of Morevna (just like a previous one and all subsequent) will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. That means you can freely watch and re-distribute it.


We also provide all of the source files under the same license, so you can re-use, modify and learn without limitations. It’s all yours.

Web-interface of our sources repository.