Sunday, July 8, 2007

Vinni Pukh: Commie Cuteness


I stumbled across this after running into the previously posted Bluebeard. Something about this little bear chatting up a pig seemed awfully familiar, and in searching around, I found that, in fact, this was the Soviet Winnie the Pooh. (Did I see remnants of this when I was in Eastern Germany? Am I making this up? Need to research that further...)

There's a ton more of this squat ball of guff here.

The Vinni Pukh cartoons, along with a ton of other amazing work, were made by Soyuzmultfilm. More on that Soviet animation powerhouse later. Until then, enjoy the gravely voiced, unquestionably tougher, communist Pooh.

3 comments:

kaz said...

Yay, keep 'em coming. I love Soviet animation. This metafilter post has some links to similar cool stuff.

-Karen

Bird and Flower said...

Double Yay, I've watched Nu Pogodi, the Soviet Tom and Jerry. I had no idea Communism was so adorable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nu,_pogodi!

Anonymous said...

I grew up watching this and many other awesome russian cartoons and when I came here it affected me greatly when approaching american animation, it's a very strange feeling to be able to see the old Russian ones again, I had forgotten just how much their influenced me and shaped my taste, and just how amazing and diverse they were. I hope the studio puts it out on DVD so that I can get a hold of it.