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.
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