Animation

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. This one, introduced by ...
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

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz’ ...
Tyll the Giant
7.7

Tyll the Giant

Jan. 01, 1980

Tyll the Giant

“Tyll the Giant” was based on an Estonian folk tale about of the gigantic hero, Tõll, who lived on the island of Saaremaa (Oesel) in ...
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

This Soviet take on Lewis Carroll’s novel is pale, insane, dark, surreal, uncouth, crude, but, most of all, artistically wonderful.
The Mitten
7.8

The Mitten

Jun. 06, 1967

The Mitten

Short soviet animated movie about a girl who wants a dog, while her mother does not approve. The girl then starts playing with her mitten, ...
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

A 1983 short film directed by Eduard Nazarov about an ant who gets blown away with the wind from its home and the adventures it goes through in ...
The Bremen Town Musicians
8.0

The Bremen Town Musicians

A musical film about the adventures of the wandering musicians from Bremen such as Troubadour, Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster. In one of the towns ...
Tale of Tales
8.0

Tale of Tales

Jan. 01, 1979

Tale of Tales

Skazka Skazok (Tale of Tales) is a 27-minute animated short film, considered the masterpiece of influential Russian animator Yuri Norstein. Told ...
Junior and Karlson
8.1

Junior and Karlson

Jan. 01, 1968

Junior and Karlson

A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh (“A Little One”) suffers from ...
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 ...