niffiwan (niffiwan) wrote,

Masha and the Bear

Masha and the Bear is a new series of short animated films released this year by Animakkord studio. ValerieChatoner has made English subtitles for the first three episodes of this series. (her other large subtitling project over the past few months has been the feature film Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber. You can see the partial translation on her Youtube channel)

Somewhat unusually for Russia, the films in this series use 3D computer animation. They're pretty well-made and have a certain charm, along with some memorable music. Although personally, I've never been able to sympathize with characters like the girl in this series who're always happily destroying things. The first episode reminds me a little of the Canadian cartoon The Cat Came Back, though the girl at least helps put a few things back at the end of the film.

"First Meeting", directed by Denis Chervyatsov:

"Don't Awaken Till Spring", directed by Oleg Kuzovkov:

"One, Two, Three! Christmas Tree, Burn!", directed by Oleg Uzhinov:
Tags: 2000s, 3d, subtitles

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