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Soviet Sci-Fi Animation in the 1980's
April 27, 2010 8:28 AM   Subscribe

This is a small collection of Soviet Animated science fiction from the 1980s, including the work of Vladimir Samsonov, Mikhail Titov (whose "Сражение" is one of Stephen King's "Dollar Babies"), Vladimir Tarasov, Nazim Tulyakhodzayev and Anatoly Petrov.

Featuring adaptations of Ray Bradbury, the aforementioned Stephen King, Robert Silverberg and Sever Gansovsky. [via SciencePunk]
posted by brundlefly (14 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why "Animated" is capitalized, I have no idea.
posted by brundlefly at 8:33 AM on April 27, 2010


Great stuff there, thanks. Weird in the way only the Russians can do it.
posted by Liquidwolf at 8:46 AM on April 27, 2010


I had absolutely no knowledge of this sort of thing and I'm loving them. Thankyou.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:47 AM on April 27, 2010


The one for 'There will come soft rains' is nightmare fuel.
posted by The Thnikkaman at 8:52 AM on April 27, 2010


Why "Animated" is capitalized, I have no idea.

Because It's just that good.
posted by fuq at 8:53 AM on April 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, these are terrific. Thanks for the post.
posted by MarshallPoe at 9:00 AM on April 27, 2010


Russian/Soviet animation is incomplete without a reference to Vadim Kurchevsky and Yuriy Norshteyn so here are a few links to go with it.

My Green Crocodile
Hedgehog in the Fog
Heron and Crane
posted by edgeways at 9:16 AM on April 27, 2010 [3 favorites]


If you like this, I think you'll also love Niffiwan (LJ/YouTube). He subtitles and Youtube-izes all the Russian animation you could eat, from classic to modern, along with occasional discussion and news.
posted by Drexen at 9:54 AM on April 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is great—thanks!
posted by languagehat at 10:37 AM on April 27, 2010


This post is incomplete without a link to Mystery of the Third Planet, the Soviet animated sci-fi short.
posted by daniel_charms at 10:43 AM on April 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, 'Dollar Babies' deserves its own FPP.
posted by jabberjaw at 10:55 AM on April 27, 2010


The Thnikkaman: "The one for 'There will come soft rains' is nightmare fuel."
That simply tells me it's true to its source. X-1 episode for There Will Come Soft Rains from the Best of Old-Time Radio archives.
posted by boo_radley at 11:44 AM on April 27, 2010


No shit, jabberjaw--I'm a big Stephen King fan and I had absolutely no idea about these.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:42 PM on April 27, 2010


oh shit. Such an awesome post i don't have time to see all these right now. bookmarked and thanks.
posted by Miles Long at 1:04 PM on April 27, 2010


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