Thursday, March 13, 2014

Soviet Winnie-the-Pooh, Part 2

Way back in November, I posted the first in a series of animated shorts produced in the Soviet Union between 1969 and 1972 featuring Winnie-the-Pooh. It was, in brief, god damn delightful. So is this second one, again made by Fyodor Khitruk. I love these; it's a very interesting, witty take on the same material Disney was adapting around the same time. It's always fascinating to see how two different people can interpret the same material. (The subtitles on this one are much more in sync than the first one.)


Nathan said...

This is pretty cute. Pooh looks kind of raccoonish, but he does have the gruff voice he's described as having in the original stories.

SamuraiFrog said...

I think my favorite part of this Pooh is his grumbling asides.