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Jan. 17th, 2009 | 05:31 pm

Just listened to a programme on Radio 4 about the Russian version of Winnie The Pooh, which was apparently very popular.

I can't look at any part of the American cartoon version without memories of the relentless merchandising giving me the red mist. Say what you like about Soviet-era Russian cartoons, over-merchandising is not likely to be an issue with them.

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from: aussieintn
date: Jan. 17th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
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This alone is a valid reason to learn Russian.

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The Princess of Id

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from: danaseilhan
date: Jan. 18th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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I love the original Disney movie and that's about it. I would love to beat, burn, and leave for dead whoever decided there had to be sequels.

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from: ext_143975
date: Jan. 18th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Soviet cartoons are the finest I have seen, particularly the mystical 'Hedgehog in the Fog' (Ёжик в Тумане) which produces an almost religious devotion in those that watch it.

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zinzulation

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from: zinzulation
date: Jan. 19th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
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Soviet-era animation in the Eastern Bloc was often very good, as it was one of the few areas where they had pretty free artistic expression (this was also the reason for the popularity of puppet theatre in Eastern Europe). Interesting clip.

This is cloo from urban, btw. ;) Only just found out you were on here, through Rachel North's blog.

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soho_iced

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from: soho_iced
date: Jan. 19th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
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Bless their little cotton socks, that's adorable.

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