Potets (found Russian animated short film; 1992)
This article has been tagged as Needing work due to its plagiarism (see translation below).
A flyer for the film.
Date found: 2008
Found by: Billy Bobs
Potets (Потец) is a text by Alexander Vvedensky from 1936-1937, which does not lend itself to genre definition. Due to the censorship ban in the USSR on the "adult" works of Vvedensky, it was first published during perestroika, more than half a century after its creation. The only film adaptation of Vvedensky's work.
Potets is often called a Soviet cartoon, because it was not only clearly conceived and began to be made at the end of the Soviet era, but also inherited the era of perestroika, when it, at the turning point of the epochs, probably only could be conceived at the level of an idea and financially implemented. But the cartoon was finished and appeared on television in a radically different context-after the final collapse of the USSR in another country (Russia), in the conditions of a deep economic downturn, social crisis and moral relativism.
The cartoon was never released, but was shown several times on television (the premiere took place on February 4th, 1993), after which it was placed on the shelf of the Gosfilmofond. It is not known whether the film was banned from television or was simply unclaimed, but for about fifteen years it was unavailable to viewers. In 2008, thanks to the efforts of a group of enthusiasts with the support of the screenwriter of the film Marina Vishnevetskaya, Potets was digitized and posted on the Internet.
In 2018, at the State Television and Radio Fund, the original film with the cartoon was scanned on a modern film scanner and its color correction was carried out.