Interplanetary Revolution (Russian: Межпланетная революция) is an animation directed by experimental studio State Tech Kino in 1924. It was the first attempt to film a cartoon by a collective of young enthusiasts including Vasily Zhuravlev and Ivan Pravov, directed by Komissarenko, Merkulov and Khodataev in the uneasy time just after the Russian Civil War. In Soviet Russia, that was the year when Aelita was filmed. This animation (which then didn't find its way to cinemas and is not fully finished) is obviously also based (though much more losely) on the book by Alexey Nikolaevich Tolstoy, featuring two Soviet Russian guys going to Mars in an egg-shaped rocket. It is now unknown how it is linked to the film: is it a cartoon footage planned to be included into the live action, promotional video, just an alternative book interpretation or a parody.
Tropes found here:
- Aliens Never Invented Democracy: The monarch of Mars.
- As Himself: The closing sequence features a portrait of Vladimir Lenin.
- Deranged Animation: Just as it is.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Averted. The four guards of the Martian Emperor defend him rather effectively falling rebels in dozens a shot (the latter seem to be poorly armed and win just by number).
- The Leader: The Commissar brings revolution to Mars just by speaking to the local proletariat.
- Mythology Gag: The Mercury is featured by a man looking like a shopkeeper from pre-revolutionary Russia. That many-armed unfriendly guy is not named but may be Jupiter.
- No Hugging, No Kissing: Subverted. We see eyes of the Moon turning into man and woman which are hugging and kissing; the Comissar finds it very funny but it has no relation to the plot. The original romantic line of Los' and Aelita is fully ruled out.
- Those Wacky Nazis: Being 1924 work, it features this wacky Italian faschist (they then were best known in Russia for fighting communism).
- 20 Minutes into the Future: The subtitle is "A fully probable event of 1929".