Igor Kokarev, Professor of Film Sociology, Russian State Film School, Vladimir Tarasov, director/artist “Shooting Gallery”, Dr. Sofia Marshak- great-granddaughter of children’s poet Samuel Marshak
From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced more than 4 dozen animated propaganda films. They weren't for export. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Anti-American, Anti-British, Anti-German, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist, some of these films are as artistically beautiful as the great political posters made after the 1917 revolution which inspired Soviet animation.