An extraordinary collection of award-winning animated short films by Russia's world-renowned directors and artists. Digitally restored from 35mm materials newly printed by the National Film Archive of Russia, these are the highly personal animated short films from the Soyuzmultfilm Studio. Produced from 1979 through 1985, this volume of films, many of which received highest honors at international film festivals, are each unique, crafted artistically and intellectually. Includes: Tale of Tales, Hunt, Cabaret, Last Hunt, There Was a Dog, Travels of an Ant, Lion and Bull, Wolf and Calf, Old Stair, King's Sandwich, About Sidorov Vova.
Color - Russian - Mono - Sub: English
"Image Entertainment's MASTERS OF RUSSIAN ANIMATION series of DVD's is dedicated to showing off some of the most prized, beautiful and award winning Russian animation...Volume 3 covers animated shorts from the years 1979 to 1985, and the result is absolutely captivating. Anyone who still thinks animation is "just for kids" should really sit down and watch the lovely, haunting,and unforgetable images on this disc. This is a 'feature-only" presentation; there are no extras included on the DVD. But once you watch these shorts, with a running time of over two hours, you will be swept into another world... The lush world of "Hunt" literally took my breath away, as did the soft othrworld-ness of "Cabaret." Just to have all of this animation simply available is a wonder in itself. My only real complaint is that now I have to go out and find Masters of Russian Animation Volums 1 and 2, and I don't think I'll be able to rest until I do. For animation fans anywhre, this idsc is an absolute must." -- Matthew Millheiser, DVD Angle, September 21, 2000