Полигон (Polygon) - USSR antiwar cartoon starring a mind reading tank
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This is some metal gear type shit. Amazing, high quality animation.
The film was drawn in an unusual animation technique called photographica that consists of two celluloid layers for each character with special color schemes and with one of the layers out of focus to imitate the three-dimensional space rendering. The animation then actively moves the virtual camera to change perspective dynamically for each scene and give a sense of realism, without the use of any CGI methods (which weren't available at the time).
That was absolutely amazing. Obviously the animation is top-tier, especially for it's time.
But that story. I've been stuck thinking about that ending all day. Thanks for posting this.
great combination of beautiful animation and an interesting thought experiment
Here's another top-notch soviet short animated film for you to enjoy, people:
Boy, I'd never want a robot care taker like THAT.
The Glass Harmonica is one of my favorites, the surreal imagery and art style always captivates me.
Ooh we posting weird Soviet cartoons?
I love the weird dreamlike feel to this one.
Maybe not entirely fitting to the thread since it's a bit newer, but I can't pass up the opportunity to post this.
Igor Kovalyov has more weird/surreal animations, also findable on youtube (this one is my favourite though).
Fun fact: He's also worked on Rugrats and Aaah! Real Monsters.
I found an HD version of glass harmonica on this dudes channel:
Im glad theres interest in vintage animation here.
I found other animations from Anatoly Petrov (in the op), while they don't really compare to the quality of "Polygon", they are still pretty interesting. He mad a series of greek animations but this one I posted is my favorite as its the most complete looking.
I think the robot is kinda nice.
Speaking of Soviet animation I've been trying to look for one., it was called something like "such an absent minded man" or something along those lines.
Might have been the first one I watched a while back that led to a Soviet animation binge, It involved some idiot trying to catch a train to see his family.
Also, there's one I saw where a businessman is looking for his superior and ends up walking around the entire world searching for him, but I can't remember the name. If anyone knows which one I'm talking about I'd love to find it again.
I got u.
Not exactly a Russian cartoon, but there was a science-fiction short story I read some time back called Crabs on the Island that dealt with robots. Watching the OP's video reminded me a lot of it.
Link, if anyone's interested.
This animation is based on a chapter of the same name from The Martian Chronicles. To be honest it's a pretty substantial improvement over the original story IMO, same basic idea but the book didn't
have a robot, just a disembodied voice that screamed helplessly while the house burned down.
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