In Times Gone By


” In times gone by, into a grove
Occasion ancient there brought
Under the shade of season yellow –
Red Riding Hood and Wolf together…”

In this captivating 1980 narrative poem, Nedyalko Yordanov (deemed a modern classic of Bulgarian poetry) transforms the familiar story by Charles Perrault into a poignant versified tale about love and loss, societal prejudice, and stagnant tradition.

The project introduces an international, award-winning team including Broadway veteran John Wilkerson (narration), Lubo Sergeev, pinned “one of the 200 most influential visual storytellers in the world” (live-action video production),  Julieta Kaludova (scriptwriting, poem translation), and Isabel Pattie (original score).

Why This Project is Cool

This project is part of Argent’s larger initiative to make literature hot and exciting to the new generation of readers, gamers, and learners by adapting digitally both contemporary and classic literary works, including those of lesser-known languages, and giving them a visually powerful multimedia spin.

Beyond its visual and artistic qualities, the film has an embedded message calling for acceptance of otherness.


  • An empowering narrative alongside poignant verses
  • Sumptuous original illustrations and animation
  • Enthralling live-action sequences
  • Original score