Eastern European Animation

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 inaccurate; 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.

Bear in mind that just because it has the word "East" in the title does not make this trope not part of Western Animation. While cartoons from the former Soviet Block are often significantly different from their West Western counterparts, their stories usually follow similar premises and touch upon closely related subjects. It is the same continent after all.

See also Anime and Asian Animation.


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  • Spoofed on The Simpsons when Krusty the Clown airs Worker and Parasite in place of Itchy and Scratchy in the Krusty Gets Kancelled episode.
  • Spoofed on The Fast Show with Chanel 9's strange and sadistic animation "Willy Ton Bastardo".

Alternative Title(s): Eastern Animation