Animatsiya Community

Discussion of Russian animation in English

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All Members , Moderated
English-language discussion about animation from Russia, the USSR, or from the former Soviet Bloc
This community is meant to be devoted mainly to Russian animation, and to a lesser extent to animation from countries which were once part of the Soviet Bloc (meaning former Soviet states and Eastern European allies). For now, all posts by Niffiwan (its founder) will be posted simultaneously on Animatsiya in English.

Here is a collection of websites to look into (use Google to translate if needed).

Russian animation:

General info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Russian_animation - a pretty good introduction for the beginner
http://www.animator.ru/ - the centre of everything.
http://www.animator.ru/db/ - database of all films and people. In Russian and English (note: "studies" is actually a list of all animation studiOs).
http://www.prodisney.ru/ - has a great forum where films are discussed
http://community.livejournal.com/ru_animalife/ - general news
http://community.livejournal.com/anima_folklore/ - stories of life in Russian studios
http://community.livejournal.com/animation_fest/ - Russian animation festivals
http://community.livejournal.com/emult/ - links to films
http://community.livejournal.com/norshtein/ - anything to do with Yuriy Norshteyn
http://www.cgwiki.ru/index.php/Категория:Фильмы Анимация - list of recent & upcoming Russian feature films

Official studio websites
http://www.smfanima.ru/ - Soyuzmultfilm
http://www.pilot-film.com/ - Pilot Film
http://www.melnitsa.com/ - Melnitsa Animation Studio
http://masterfilm.ru/eng/ - MASTER-FILM

Other good animation sites: