Eastern European Animation refers to Animated Shows
from Eastern Europe, to include Russian and the now defunct Soviet Union, as well as most other ex-socialist European countries. Actually, classifying these as "shows" is very innacurate; some of them are features, some are actual shows; most of them are isolated shorts. In fact, there were no animated shows in Soviet Union; those that look like ones are series of loosely connected shorts, with long (sometimes over 10 years) intervals between "releases". Overall, network and medium seem to matter much less in Eastern European culture, at least to average viewer—in part because there was only one thing to watch for so many years—so not making distinction between features, shorts and series on this page is justified. However, the post-Fall era animation is more westernized in formal aspects, with a proper division into features, shows and shorts.
See also Western Animation
and Asian Animation
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- 38 Parrots
- About Sidorov Vova
- Adventures of Captain Vrungel
- Adventures Of Mowgli: Five Russian shorts based on The Jungle Book.
- The Adventures Of Buratino
- The Adventures Of Prince Vladmir
- Armen Film Animated Shorts (Armenian)
- Breakfast On The Grass (Estonian)
- The Cat And The Tree
- Captain Pronin
- The Dog Door, based on the short story Goodbye Ravine
- Film Film Film
- Firing Range
- Hedgehog In The Fog
- His Wife Is A Hen
- Icarus and Wisemen
- Investigation Held By Kolobki
- I Shall Give You a Star
- Kitten Named Woof
- Last Years Snow Was Falling
- Leopold The Cat
- Little Fox
- Little Longnose
- Mother for Little Mammoth
- Mr Walk
- The Mystery of the Third Planet
- Nu, Pogodi!
- Once Upon a Dog
- The Old Man And The Sea (Russian adaptation)
- Plasticine Crow
- The Scarlet Flower
- Smeshariki (also known as GoGoRiki in the English dub)
- The Snow Queen (Soviet adaptation)
- Suur Toll (Estonian)
- The Soviet short and Russian animated film based on The Nutcracker
- The animated adaptations of Tales of the Magic Land and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- There Lived Kozyavin.
- A two part adaptation of Treasure Island.
- Town Musicians of Bremen.
- Pif - Paf, Oi-Oi-Oi
- The Return of the Prodigal Parrot
- Three From the Prostokvashino Village (Prostokvashino can be loosely translated as Buttermilk)
- Holidays in Prostokvashino
- Winter in Prostokvashino
- Welcome: A Soviet adaptation of Dr Seuss' Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.
- The Very Blue Beard
- Vinni Pukh (Soviet Winnie the Pooh shorts)
- Vovka In Far Far Away Kingdom (Vovka v Tridevyatom tsarstve)
- Five short 1970's cartoons based on Greek Mythology. Remarkably close to the original material, especially considering the heavy Socialistic undertones. Possibly unique in not giving Princess Andromeda a Race Lift. The shorts are "Return from Olympus" (occurring in modern times, with flashback to the Labors of Heracles), "Labyrinth(about Theseus, naturally), "Argonauts", "Perseus", and "Prometheus".
- The Wolf and the Calf.
- Tale of Tales
- Melnitsa Studio's "3 Bogatyrs" movies
- Alesha Popovich and Tugarin Zmei
- Dobrynia Nikitich and the Serpent Gorynych
- Il'ia Muromets and the Nightingale-Robber
- and to top the trilogy, Three bogatyrs, featuring all three heroes
Other Eastern European