“Hedgehogs, Russian thing, don’t ask": Yozhik v tumane (1975)
March 24, 2015 5:21 AM   Subscribe

Yozhik v tumane - Soyuzmultfilm Yuri Norstein (YT, 1975) (Hedgehog in the Fog, Wikipedia) is ten delightful minutes of one of the most beloved animated movies in the world. That hedgehog, that owl: just look at them. Just a small good thing for your day. Discovered via Thomas Pynchon's "Bleeding Edge," source of the post title.
posted by MonkeyToes (7 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
That's utterly wonderful, thank you.
posted by dng at 6:17 AM on March 24, 2015

This has been posted in comments before- see e.g. fake's comment here. That post has lots of other interesting links too!

posted by nat at 6:20 AM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

Watching Soyuzmultfilm productions on Youtube is a great way to kill a few hours.
posted by TrialByMedia at 6:29 AM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

I bought a nail polish from a Russian company and wondered why it was named "Hedgehog In The Fog," and now I know! Yay!
posted by angeline at 7:16 AM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

How utterly delightful! Thank you!!
posted by harrietthespy at 8:11 AM on March 24, 2015

Lovely, sweet, and a little bit soul-shattering. Thanks.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:23 PM on March 24, 2015

Just as wonderful as I remembered. Thanks for posting it again. I enjoyed the Wikipedia link: The fog effects were created by putting a very thin piece of paper on top of the scene and slowly lifting it up toward the camera frame-by-frame until everything behind it became blurry and white.

I'd never guessed!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:43 PM on March 24, 2015

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