Me Cvimad Moval ("I Will Come Back as the Rain"; alternate Romanization "Me Ts'vimad Moval") is an animated short from Soviet Georgia that was released in 1985 and made by the company Qartuli Pilmi (also known as Gruziya-Film in Russia). In 1986, the short was released in Russia under the name Ya Vernus' k Tebe Dozhdem ("I Will Return to You Like a Rain"). In 2018, the short was remade with updated CGI graphics and a new setting.
The short is about a snowman who forms out of a cloud and wants to play, but has no idea how to keep himself busy. After looking for some way to entertain himself, he makes friends with an unnamed human girl.
The original 1985 version provides examples of:
- Balloonacy: The snowman blows balloons out of a bubble formula of all things, and he and the girl use them to fly into the sky.
- Black Bead Eyes: The snowman has black dots for eyes.
- Disney Death: Something like this happens. Specifically, the snowman melts, but comes back as rain drops.
- Flying on a Cloud: The snowman attaches balloons to a cloud and flies on it with the girl.
- Four-Fingered Hands: The girl has four fingers on her hands.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The girl does not appear to be wearing any pants. Thankfully, no objectionable features are seen on the girl, but it's still pretty surprising that Qartuli Pilmi got away with something like that. The 2018 remake fixes this problem.
- Human Snowball: The snowman is blown around by the wind on the mountain as he is trying to reach the ground to find the girl. He's blown into the snow and starts rolling downhill, causing him to accumulate a layer of more snow and form an expanding snowball before he finally lands on the ground.
- I'm Melting!: The snowman melts, but fortunately comes back as rain.
- Interspecies Friendship: The snowman makes friends with a human girl.
- Minimalist Cast: Exaggerated. There are only two characters in the short, the girl and the snowman.
- No Name Given: Neither the snowman nor the girl are ever given a name. About the closest thing to a name the snowman gets is "Tovlis Gunda", which translates approximately to "Snowman" in English.
- Off-Model: Not only is there an entire portion of the short where the snowman looks way different than he is in the rest of the short, but how the girl's face looks close-up remains inconsistent throughout the short (for example, her eyes alternate between having Skintone Sclerae and normal white-colored sclerae). The shading also remains inconsistent, from a watercolor look to flat colors.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The snowman.
- Same Language Dub: Both the original Georgian version of the short and its Russian re-dub use the exact same Georgian dialogue. In fact, there are a few parts in the Russian re-dub where, aside from the background music being changed, the audio is exactly the same as in the Georgian version.
- Skintone Sclerae: The girl alternates between these and white sclera at scenes, specifically the scene where the girl and the snowman dance and sing "Rainbows".
- Solid Clouds: The snowman and the girl land on a cloud and fly on it.
- Snowlems: The snowman shown here is of the "friendly" variety.
- Spoiler Title: The title "Me Cvimad Moval" translates to "I Will Come Back as the Rain". Indeed, this is how the snowman comes back to life at the end of the short.
The 2018 remake provides examples of:
- Adaptation Distillation: The part after the song "Rainbows" where the snowman blows balloons out of a bubble formula, uses them to fly into the sky along with the girl, and lands on a cloud and continues to fly with that, is completely removed from this remake, and it skips right to the part where the snowman dies by melting in the sun.
- All-CGI Cartoon: This remake is animated entirely in CGI.