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The New Yorker published an article about an Oscar-nominated animated short “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” by Konstantin Bronzit, a critically acclaimed animator based in Russia.

 

In 2009, Bronzit was nominated for his elegant and heartwarming “Lavatory – Lovestory”

Another great animated film by Leonid Shmelkov, My Own Personal Moose (Special Prize at the Berlin Film Festival) – a story about a timid boy named Misha, his childhood dream, and his relationship with his gloomy, short-spoken, but caring father. It’s a film about love, growing up, and a moose Misha hopes to find one day.

Мой личный лось (2013)

Hopfrog (2012) is  a beautifully bizarre animated short by Leonid Shmelkov, with remarkable rhythm, plasticity, and wonderful hopping creatures.

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Here is a stylish animated music video from Ukraine

Knock-knock 2014

Produced by SYT-X

 

Cheburashka is a fuzzy creature from several iconic Soviet stop-motion cartoons created by Roman Kachanov, one of the founders of the Soviet stop-motion animation and Leonid Shvartsman, a prominent Soyuzmultfilm art-director. In recent decades, Cheburashka together with his friend, Gena the crocodile gained popularity in Japan. The new Cheburashka movie, a Russian-Japanese project, featuring award-winning animation director Mikhail Aldashin, carefully recreates environment of the classic Soviet cartoons.

 

Original Cheburashka 1969

Russian with English subtitles

 

Trailer of the new stop-motion film Cheburashka

Update:

New Cheburashka is now available online

Chinti (2011) by Natalia Mirzoyan

The film is made with various tea leaves creating a gentle, subtle environment. A small ant (chinti means “ant” in Hindi) appears to be a big visionary.

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The Primaeval Father (sic) (Первобытный папа)
A short film by Vladimir Danilov (school-studio Shar). Rough force often prevails over reason.

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