I know this cartoon!!! I grew up watching it and it was always one of my favourites!!! This is such a pleasure to find it on english speaking blog!!!!
I will always love the "old-fashioned" style of animation. There is something warm and satisfying about it.
I liked this! :) Thank you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ5E9Oh4O4U You'll probably like this one as well. I guess you saw it already, but anyway. Gagarin is the name of the first Russian cosmonaut.
Also! Sorry for the spamming, but I thought you might be interested to know. When animator was working on the movements of a spider-like creature (it's Latin name is Opiliones Sundevall), he told he had to refuse the methods of Disney and oll the rest known methods of frame by frame movement drawind and do it with his left hand behind his back. Yep! Blind scribbles! And this is when the movement of it's legs became to look like in the reality.
Thank you Irina, I was not familiar with this animation and loved it (poor little caterpillar!)And the information about the animation process is interesting indeed. I really enjoy these little behind-the-scenes stories.By the way, I love your work!