December 22, 2010

Russian Cartoon: "The Christmas Visit" (1959)


Made in Russia, translated and dubbed in English. The vintage animated story features a Russian boy named Koyla from Moscow. The boy tries to take his "holiday" tree (Soviet Russia did not call it a "Christmas" tree) to his father, who's serving in Antarctica, since there are no trees there. Santa Claus loans the boy his magic jet to get there, and other speaking creatures help him on his way later. The cartoon was made during the rise of the cold war.