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Soviet Sci-Fi Animation in the 1980's

By Math Wrath

In the years leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, several of its animation studios were releasing experimental short films based off short stories penned by prominent, American science fiction authors. This post assembles some of these futuristic and otherworldly animations.


Здесь могут водиться тигры, 1989
Here There Be Tigers (Based on the story by Ray Bradbury)
Director: Vladimir Samsonov
Studio: Ecran




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Brian Droitcour 5 years, 7 months agoReply

These are great!

This is a favorite of mine, for the combo of Byzantine figures and Soviet grays:
It's based on the work of Soviet writers. It says contact with aliens will come Sept 2, 2011, so mark your calendars.

Then there's Secret of the Third Planet (1981), also based on Soviet sci-fi, less artsy and more popular than these other ones:
(This version has higher quality but no subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtIDYlQirSs&feature=related)

With these early precedents I don't think it makes much sense to link the above cartoons to the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

Math Wrath 5 years, 7 months agoReply

didn't mean to draw a correlation with that, just setting up a timeframe. thanks for catching that though

that first link is noice!