Soviet Toys- Russia's First Animated Film

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In 1924 the Soviet Union was in its infancy, and the glorious leaders in charge used communist ideology and propaganda to keep the people going along with their master plan.

One such tool for getting their message across under the guise of entertainment was the newly discovered medium of animation, which appealed to both kids and adults and which they felt had more artistic integrity than motion pictures. Animators went to work creating propaganda films, and the first such film was called Soviet Toys.

It was created in 1924 by the Soviet State Film Committee, under the direction of Dziga Vertov, and it’s full of the kind of heavy handed anti-capitalist propaganda you’d expect from the Soviet Union, except the message is animated so it’s fun to watch!

-Via io9


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