holy smokes this is so cool. skip to :30
While i was at scad I lucked out and found a dvd box set of these Russian animated shorts ( https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Russian-Animation-Aleksey-Polevoy/dp/B00004S89F )
The studio that made this is Soyuzmultfilm, one of the premier animation studios of the former Soviet Union. They've made thousands of shorts and are still active! I wrote a research paper about them for my history of animation class...I should dig up that essay. Soviet-era shorts are a little known animation treasure trove
Love the one at 4;30!!!
the way his head turns to look is wild
also at 4:30, wow such unique looks. It's like stop motion with a jointed puppet, but drawn.