Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baba Yaga Meets Tamagotchi

I just found this darling Russian animation that puts Baba Yaga in an unusual situation (don't worry - no Russian language skills required to enjoy this piece!).

Somehow, this film blends Russian and Japanese cultures beautifully, without detracting at all from the Baba Yaga myth.There are a lot of echoes from original Baba Yaga tales in the objects and animals around her but I particularly like the homage to Baba Yaga's 'fire-skull fence' by using the street lights. I won't say any more - you'll just have to watch to see what I mean. :)

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