best soviet cartoons


Below is a list of my Top 10 Favorite Soviet Cartoons. I have also attached YouTube videos of these cartoons.

Watching cartoons is a great way to learn the Russian language.



1. Well, Just You Wait! (1969 – 2012)
Ну, погоди! (1969 – 2012)

The series follows the comical adventures of a mischievous Wolf, trying to catch the Hare. There is hardly any speech used. The series' most common line is the titular "Nu, pogodi!", recited by the wolf when his plans fail. It also includes many grunts, laughs, and songs.


2. Winnie-the-Pooh (1969)
Винни-Пух (1969)

A Soviet animated film about Winnie-the-Pooh based on chapter one in the book series by A.A.Milne. It is the first part of a trilogy.


3. Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting (1971)
Винни-Пух идёт в гости (1971)

Second part of a trilogy. Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet visit their friend the rabbit. After a hearty breakfast of honey, Pooh finds it hard to leave.


4. Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (1972)
Винни-Пух и день забот (1972)

Third part of a trilogy. Winnie-the-Pooh is trying to help his friend donkey with huge depression which happened to be on his birthday.


5. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
Ёжик в тумане (1975)

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.


6. Three from Prostokvashino (1978)
Трое из Простоквашино (1978)

Little Fedor brings home a talking cat named Matroskin. After his parents don't let him keep the cat, Fedor leaves his home. With the dog Sharik. the three set up a home in the country village Prostokvashino.


7. Junior and Karlson (1968)
Малыш и Карлсон (1968)

The film is based on the first part of the trilogy of the same name by Astrid Lindgren. A seven-year-old boy, the youngest child in the family, is bored and alone when a little man with a propeller on his back suddenly flies to the open window of his room and says: "I am Karlson, who lives on the roof".


8. Karlson Returns (1970)
Карлсон вернулся (1970)

Based on the second part of the trilogy by Astrid Lindgren, Junior and Karlson have to face the new housekeeper Freken Bok, who tries to take over control in the apartment.


9. Cheburashka (1971)
Чебурашка (1971)

Cheburashka wishes Crocodile Gena a happy birthday and gives him a toy helicopter as a gift. After meeting some pioneers, they decide to be pioneers themselves. They build a playground for the local children and collect scrap metal, after which they become pioneers.


10. The Bremen Town Musicians (1969)
Бременские музыканты (1969)

A loosely based story on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Town Musicians of Bremen about a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster and their master Troubadour.


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