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Animation

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

This is the third and final episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh searches for a tail for his friend, ...
Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

This is the second episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh and Piglet visit Rabbit for a meal with honey. ...
Winnie-the-Pooh
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh

Jan. 01, 1969

Winnie-the-Pooh

This is the first episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh attempts to take honey from a beehive with the ...
Three Heroes on Distant Shores
5.2

Three Heroes on Distant Shores

This time, Alyosha Popovich Dobrinya and Ilya Muromets, thanks insidious wiles of Baba Yaga, are the seven seas on the island where the natives ...
The Three Heroes: The Heiress to the Throne
5.5

The Three Heroes: The Heiress to the Throne

The Prince of Kiev decided to appoint an heir to the throne, only bad luck – who could it be? A relative, friend of the family or maybe an ...
The Dog In Boots
7.5

The Dog In Boots

Oct. 03, 1981

The Dog In Boots

The Dog in Boots by is yet another interpretation of the immortal Dumas novel, “The Three Musketeers.” What makes it special, beyond ...
Dunno on the Moon
7.2

Dunno on the Moon

May. 01, 1997

Dunno on the Moon

They are neither adults nor kids – somewhere in between, living in their separate boys and girls cozy dorms and doing whatever they love to ...
A Flying Ship
8.0

A Flying Ship

Jan. 01, 1979

A Flying Ship

A story about the young princess Zabava and a poor chimney sweep named Ivan. The two are in love, but their different social status stands in ...
The Old Man and the Sea
8.1

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea (Russian: Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of ...
Three from Prostokvashino
8.2

Three from Prostokvashino

Three from Prostokvashino (Трое из Простоквашино / Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a popular Soviet hand-drawn cartoon series. This first episode is ...
The Adventures of the Little Chinese
5.0

The Adventures of the Little Chinese

Prikliouchenia Kitaïtchat (The Adventures of the little Chinese, 1928, directed by Maria Benderskaya). “…Within the initiatory ...
The Twelve Months
7.5

The Twelve Months

Dec. 30, 1956

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
Cinema-Circus
6.0

Cinema-Circus

Jan. 01, 1942

Cinema-Circus

One of a handful of animated short propaganda cartoons (“political posters”) that survived World War II. Cinema-Circus, or ...
The Snow Queen
7.7

The Snow Queen

Oct. 22, 1957

The Snow Queen

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to ...
The Cameraman’s Revenge
7.7

The Cameraman’s Revenge

The Cameraman’s Revenge is one of the funner, early pioneering works in world animation history. Created by Władysław Starewicz, this stop ...
Tyll the Giant
7.7

Tyll the Giant

Jan. 01, 1980

Tyll the Giant

Tyll the Giant (Suur Tõll) is based on an Estonian folk tale. Tyll is a giant who reigns as king over the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa. ...
Alice Through the Looking Glass
7.8

Alice Through the Looking Glass

The second adventure of Alice who steps through the looking glass and finds herself in a wonderful mirror land populated by chess figures and ...
Alice in Wonderland
7.8

Alice in Wonderland

Jan. 31, 1981

Alice in Wonderland

Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, this Soviet adaptation presents a more surreal and dark version than most Western ones. With a ...
The Mitten
7.8

The Mitten

Jun. 06, 1967

The Mitten

The Mitten is an award-winning stop motion animation by Roman Kachanov. A clear and simple story, this short film is all about a little girl, ...
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
7.9

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

An animated short film based on the 1877 short story written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there ...
Travels of an Ant
8.0

Travels of an Ant

Jan. 01, 1983

Travels of an Ant

Travels of an Ant tells the story of an injured ant who gets blown by the wind far from home. Desperately trying to return home before sundown, ...
The Bremen Town Musicians
8.0

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians is a musical cartoon based on the fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. The cartoon is a cult hit in the former ...
Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Jan. 01, 1969

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is an iconic Soviet cartoon that remains wildly popular in Russia to this day. The series begins with the surprise arrival of ...
Tale of Tales
8.0

Tale of Tales

Jan. 01, 1979

Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales (Сказка сказок, Skazka skazok) is a masterpiece by the great animator, Yuri Norstein. Like another Norstein classic, Hedgehog in ...
Junior and Karlson
8.1

Junior and Karlson

Jan. 01, 1968

Junior and Karlson

Junior and Karlson is a Soviet cult cartoon based on the Swedish story by writer, Astrid Lingren (of Pippi Longstocking fame). In this cartoon, a ...
Vacations in Prostokvashino
8.3

Vacations in Prostokvashino

Vacations in Prostokvashino (Каникулы в Простоквашино / Kanikuly v Prostokvashino) is a Soviet cartoon from 1980. In British English, it is ...
Wow! A Talking Fish!
8.3

Wow! A Talking Fish!

Jan. 31, 1983

Wow! A Talking Fish!

Created in 1983, this animated movie follows the plot of Armenian writer Ovanes Tumanyan’s fairy tale “Talking fish.” ...
Winter in Prostokvashino
8.4

Winter in Prostokvashino

Winter in Prostokvashino (Зима в Простоквашино / Zima v Prostokvashino) is the third and final part of the Prostokvashino series. You can watch ...
Treasure Island Animation
8.4

Treasure Island Animation

Treasure Island (Остров сокровищ / Ostrov sokrovishch) is a really interesting Soviet animated film. The film originally came out in two parts: ...
Well, Just You Wait!
7.4

Well, Just You Wait!

Jan. 01, 1969

Well, Just You Wait!

Nu, pogodi! is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the ...
Once Upon a Dog
8.6

Once Upon a Dog

Nov. 10, 1982

Once Upon a Dog

Movie Background Once Upon a Dog is a Soviet cartoon directed by Edward Nazarov in 1982. The story takes place in a traditional Ukrainian ...