Somehow he has footage of my happy place.
November 21, 2007 2:48 AM   Subscribe

Ivan Maximov makes some lovely and strange animation.

Two more.

These and more can also be viewed on his site.
posted by louche mustachio (17 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite


Every now and then the kids and I space out to Wind along the Coast. Lovely stuff.
posted by progosk at 4:05 AM on November 21, 2007

(We have yet to play his Full Pipe.)
posted by progosk at 4:13 AM on November 21, 2007

Full Pipe trailers: 1, 2, 3, 4. (qt)
posted by progosk at 4:23 AM on November 21, 2007

more maximov here (members only, in russian).
posted by progosk at 5:35 AM on November 21, 2007

Cool. Thanks.
posted by Rykey at 5:41 AM on November 21, 2007

oops: full pipe trailer 1 is here (th'other links are ok).
posted by progosk at 6:09 AM on November 21, 2007

This is terrific. Thanks.
posted by hojoki at 6:43 AM on November 21, 2007

I'm not much of a game person, but after reading this I think I would like Full Pipe very much.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:49 AM on November 21, 2007

Nice find - my family thanks you in advance.
posted by not_on_display at 7:51 AM on November 21, 2007

NSFWhen You're Supposed to be Going to Work Instead of Watching Videos
posted by OrangeDrink at 7:58 AM on November 21, 2007

Gorgeous surrealism. Thanks!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:00 AM on November 21, 2007

Beautiful! Why is it that Russia seems to produce so much great experimental animation?
posted by scose at 1:54 PM on November 21, 2007

posted by louche mustachio at 5:06 PM on November 21, 2007

Thank you!
posted by kudzu at 11:33 AM on November 22, 2007

some say Tale of Tales [w] is the best Soviet ani of all time, others go for Hedgehog in the Fog, both by Norstein, who recently collaborated on a piece with 17th century renga/haiku kingpin Bashō. His next film, a computer devoid hour long adaptation of The Overcoat, is a quarter century in the making. the less interesting, Disneyesque (except for the chain smoking wolf) series, Nu, Pogodi! ("Just you wait"), is the most popular by a long ways. yeh, but Khitruk's parodies are probably the most fun. though why watch Soviet animations when you can watch pre-Soviet entomologicheskii stop-motion? better yet, forget the russkis.
posted by harhailla.harhaluuossa at 2:18 AM on November 28, 2007


I love Hedgehog in the Fog! And Nu Pogodi seriously amazes me and cracks me up. Everyone who knows me is pretty much forced to watch Starewicz. It's required.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:33 AM on December 3, 2007

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