Armenfilm studio cartoons created by Creator/RobertSahakyants and famous for their unique animation. A few of them are available on Youtube with English subtitles.

!!Tropes in all Armenfilm shorts:

* AnachronismStew: The plot and setting of old Armenian stories are mixed up with numerous references to Soviet life.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: A literal example; expect lots of random scenes showing fishes eating other fishes.
* DerangedAnimation: Like you wouldn't believe.
* FreezeFrameBonus
* PerspectiveMagic: Sahakyants's favourite animation trick
* ShoutOut: To Russian folk tales (for instance, a squirrel cracking diamonds; a princess frog catching arrows; and a boy sitting on turtle's back with a golden key, which is a reference to Buratino a Russian {{Expy}} of Literature/{{Pinocchio}}
* TitleDrop
!!Tropes in individual shorts:

[[ Three Blue, Blue Lakes of Crimson Color (1981)]]: A short parodying the tendency of hunters to exaggerate size of their prey
* AllJustADream
* RuleOfThree: Three lakes, three villages, three apples.
* TemptingApple: The three apples at the end for "those who listened and believed" is an allusion to the typical [[TheStinger ending]] of Armenian folktales.
* UnreliableNarrator

[[ Who will tell a fable? (1982)]]: A king announces a contest in which contenders have to tell a tale and if king will not believe it, he gets to take [[StandardHeroReward half the kingdom]]. On the other hand, if the king thinks fit to decide that the tale is plausible enough, he will take all of the contender's belongings. Based on the folktale "Literature/TheLiarFolktale".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* KentBrockmanNews
* TheVizier: Subverted, the king is just as evil as his counsellor
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: In the end, if the king said he didn't believe the child's story about owing him money, he'd have to give him have the kingdom. If he did believe it he'd have to pay up.]]
* YoungestChildWins

[[ Wow, a Talking Fish! (1983)]]: A poor fisherman is given a magic table by a [[BlatantLies kindly wizard]] who happens to have [[ReadTheFinePrint a small condition]]...
* AndroclesLion
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Fish]]: [[spoiler: The released fish destroys the monster, saving the fisherman and his wife]]
* LogicBomb: A stranger [[MindScrew mindscrews]] Eh-Ack till he explodes.
* NationalStereotypes: No matter how he shapeshifts, Eh-Ack usually wears a [[ Turkish]] fez.
* ProductPlacement: To aggravate AnachronismStew, both Eh-Ack and the stranger are wearing Adidas gear, which was trendy in USSR in the 1980s. Nope, authors [[DoingItForTheArt gained no money]] from this joke.
* SpeakOfTheDevil
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: As one Youtube comment puts it:
--> "Ah, so the best way to ward off demons is to give confusing directions?"
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Eh-Ack keeps changing forms without any rhyme or reason.

[[ Marty Gra (1985)]]: A corrupt land-owner robs a farmer, and [[TricksterArchetype his son]] decides to take it back.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A FreezeFrameBonus of two cats.
* PaperThinDisguise: The boy dresses up as a snowman... and the land owner asks him for directions.

[[ Deep blue Sea, light white foam (1984)]]: A fisherman and his grandson find a bottle with an evil sorcerer trapped inside. The sorcerer decided to take the boy who released him as an apprentice. The cartoon's song is probably the best known part of it.
* BilingualBonus: "ayb ben gimm" are first three letters of [[ Armenian alphabet]], "irek uyu chors" means "ready, set, go" in Armenian.
* DudeNotFunny: apart from possible Appollo 13 connection one of the ships have "[[ 007 747]]" numbers written on it.
** Again, even in the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] an "007" would evoke Film/JamesBond first.
* FreezeFrameBonus: When sea king turns into a rocket, one can see "no smoking" (in English) and "13" written on the rocket (more likely a reference to 13 being a "devil's dozen" rather that to [[DudeNotFunny Apollo 13]] practically unknown in [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]]).
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: drum-fish, trumpet fish, accordion fish -- you name it
* GenieInABottle
* JackassGenie
* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Sort of. After the boy turns back from a fish to a man (going through evolutionary stages), he's dressed in his old clothes instead of the clothes the wizard gave him... and holds a stone hammer in his hand.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: princess looks like a 'normal' mermaid except that her head is a fish too
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The sorcerer promises the boy will live 2 000 years - and marry his daughter in 300 or so.
* ShapeShifterModeLock: The boy, after learning how to shapeshift, tries to flee, but is informed he didn't learn the counterspell.
* SirensAreMermaids
* TrickingTheShapeshifter: The boy pulls off the old Literature/ArabianNights trick at the end.
* VillainSong
* WaterIsAir
* WeCanRuleTogether

[[ An Axe (1994)]]: Based on a short story ''Brother Axe'' by Hovhannes Tumanyan. A village had no woodcutting tools and people were getting firewood in most primitive ways -- using their hands and teeth. A passing woodcutter gave them an axe. But the villagers didn't know how to use it, maimed themselves and destroyed their village.
* AmusingInjuries: Like an axe wedged in a man's skull. The man is still alive and doesn't even feel much pain.
* AndIMustScream: People frozen inside ice blocks seem to be alive and waiting for spring to thaw them. Well, still better than frozen to death.
* DarkHumour: People get maimed, probably freeze to death, are left homeless in the middle of the winter... Yet it's so over the top, you will smile if not laugh.
* HappyEnding: If you can call that setting your village on fire to get warm.
* NoOSHACompliance: People don't know how to use an axe. Or how to handle hot objects in flammable houses.
* TheUnintelligible: There are no words in the cartoon, just exclamation of joy and pain. Thus no need to translate the dialogs.