Friday, July 6, 2007

God Bless The Soviet Union!

Occasionally ignorance is such a rewarding pair of glasses. Like when it provided me with relatively no idea what's happening in this brilliant little animation from Russia about Bluebeard (Bluebeard's been a bit of an obsession of mine since seeing a strange animation (not this one) as a child). Just in case it wasn't weird enough, around five minutes it gets REALLY weird. It shares some characteristics with a couple of my favorites, The Yellow Submarine and the (unfortunately Disney-ized) Thief and the Cobbler, and falling into that camp is never a bad thing in my book (unless we're talking about butchering a vision, as was done to The Thief and The Cobbler, which you can read about here).

More animation from the former Soviet Union to come... because after a rousing celebration of good ol' American nationalism, what's better than kicking back and soaking up some good ol' Commie Cartoons?

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