Another Russian animation post?!
November 16, 2008 3:49 PM Subscribe
Animatsiya in English
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is weblog (warning: livejournal) with a narrow focus: tracking the production of Russian animated
feature films. Russian animation has a long history
with output both abstract and obstructed; from the early influence of the Russian avant-garde
and the work of small groups of enthusiasts
, through Stalin-era Socialist realism
and a style known as Éclair
that was marked by the use of extensive rotoscoping
, to the 1960's and beyond
when surreal and politically charged
(and unfortunately, in this case, anti-Semitic) as well as unconventionally structured, emotionally fueled
films found release. Fortunately, when Pilot Studio
—the Soviet Union's first private animation studio—decided to relegate parts of that history to the dumpsters out back
, the people were ready to sift through the mess
The links to YouTube are meant as examples– not definitive works. I am no expert and YouTube and the rest of the video-based interwebs don't have some of what I'd pick, unfortunately! If the video is broken up into parts, you will see the rest under Related Videos.
It seems that propaganda pervades much of Russian animation, through its many phases.
The topic of Russian animation is not new to MeFi
YouTube user yukkimishima has uploaded many Russian animated films
that span from the beginning to present day.