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Animated Soviet Propaganda - Fascist Barbarians

Posted on: March 26, 2008 | Views: 3,071 | Comment

Part 2 of 4 of the Documentary "Animated Soviet Propaganda" From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced more than 4 dozen animated propaganda films. They weren't for export. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Anti-American, Anti-British, Anti-German, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist, some of these films are as artistically beautiful as the great political posters made after the 1917 revolution which inspired Soviet animation. A unique series. With a unique perspective. Includes interviews with the directors of the animated films which are still alive and commentary by a leading Soviet film scholar. Two hours of documentary and six hours of animated films:

Cinema Circus, 1942, directed by L. Amalrik and O. Khodataeva.
Fascist Boots Shall Not Trample Our Motherland, 1941, directed by A. Ivanov and I. Vano.
Vultures, 1941, directed by P. Sasonov.
Newsreels #1-4: "What Hitler Wants", "Beat Fascist Pirates", "Strike the Enemy on the Front Lines and at Home", and "A Mighty Handshake". 1941. Directed by V. and Z. Brumberg, A. Ivanov, O. Khodataeva, and I. Ivanov-Vano.
To You Moscow, 1947, directed by G. Lomidze.
The Adventures of the Young Pioneers, 1971, directed V. Pekar.
The Pioneer¿s Violin, 1971, directed by B. Stepantsev.
Vasilyok, 1973, directed by S. Aristakesova.
A Lesson Not Learned, 1971, directed by V. Karavaev.
Attention! Wolves! 1970, directed by Y. Gamburg.
Tale of a Toy, 1984. directed by B. Ablinin.
We Can Do It, 1970, directed by L. Atamanov.

OVERVIEW INCLUDES THE CLIPS FROM: The Soldier and The Garden, 1980, directed by S. Sokolov, coproduction between Soyuzmultfilm and DEFA Studio (East Germany).
We're Drawing October, 1977, directed by Y. Gamburg and O. Zaher. Co-production between Soyuzmultfilm and Dresden Trickfilm Studio (E. Germany).

OVERVIEW COMMENTARY: Igor Kokarev, Professor of Film Sociology, Russian State Film School
Vladimir Paperny, writer and cultural historian
Oleg Vidov, Actor/producer 

imperialism • animation • soviet • traditional • propaganda • revolution • communism • conspiracy • fascism • bolshevik • capitalism • 20s • imperialist • historic