Animation: Soviet Winnie the Pooh

Did you know there was a Soviet Winnie the Pooh?

"In the Soviet Union, three Winnie the Pooh stories were made into celebrated cartoons by Soyuzmultfilm.

Quotes and songs from the films are still a staple of Russian society, and, together with the characters, are often parodied, while still loved." says Wikipedia

I'm really fond of the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard and the Disney version is quite lovable too but the Soviet version comes a bit like a breath of fresh air. Have a look at some short clips I've uploaded to YouTube.

And here is a Russian site dedicated to Pooh fans.

Thanks to Justine who got me on track for this post.

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