In Soviet Union Stop Motion Cartoon Stops You!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 5, 2009 in Animation |

Shown above is the beautiful Soviet propaganda film Mister Twister from the height of the Cold War in 1963. I really love how they’ve done so much here with such a little budget and no technology by modern standards. And of course my favorite shot is the opening scenes showing a decadent New York City which is cluttered with vintage ads. What’s also interesting to me about this cartoon is you can really see how Jim Crow really hurt the image of America abroad during that era:

Found via Francis Zuccarello.

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