The newest, animated Svejk film was in production in the Kiev Yalta-Film Animation Department. The Yalta-Film web site is no longer on-line. The authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea said they have nationalized the Yalta film studios. The former owners will be dealt with "in a civilized way"according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Похождения бравого солдата Швейка (2007)
(The Adventures of The Brave Soldier Svejk)
directed by Rinat Gazizov
screenplay by Robert Crombie
produced by producers Artur Novikov and Andrey Novikov
(whose bios used to be at the no longer functional domain of Yalta-Film)
The film appears to be in the portfolio of Rinat Gazizov's Ladybug Animation Studio.
Introduction clip was posted on Youtube by Robert Crombie.
This version of the animated film The Good Soldier Shweik is dubbed in Czech. It was presented by the Czech [public] Television's ČT art division. The film was distributed by NonStop Sales. (It is now defunct and their website nonstopsales.net has no content.)
Review by Lora Mjolnsness © 2015
We don't know the title of the American film that never was. But, what we know about it
starts with the following quote:
"Parts such as Kaspar Hauser or the title character in Jaroslav Hasek’s The Good Soldier Svejk were projects [Peter] Lorre always spoke about -- [Charlie] Chaplin even offered to direct Svejk - but failed to ever realize." - (from The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre By Stephen D. Youngkin • University Press of Kentucky. There are 17 pages with references to Svejk in Stephen Youngkin's book about Peter Lorre. The first nine are references to mentions of Svejk in the text of the book; the last eight are references to other sources mentioning Svejk. You might find the excerpts posted on amazon.com quite interesting.
Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk, (1958) (TV)
Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg (1961)
TV Movie 9 November 1961
Faces of the Good Soldier Josef Svejk (1983)