July 30, 2009

You Tube - At The Back Of The Classroom

This is a neat Russian cartoon. I don't know the history behind this cartoon, but I think it's an educational video for elementary school children. The animation style is awesome, and is quite a fast faced one. It's hard to explain what it is about but I'll try.

In the beginning you see a mischievous boy pulling another girl's tail, then they sort of tease each other about their grades. This girl is the smart one and a good student. She tries to teach him math, history, science, astronomy etc, by "dipping inside" the book (or notebook). Once inside she teaches him the facts. He learns and discover new things. There is lot of humor. For example, while inside, she draws with a big pencil, a line to prevent him from crossing over. He laughs. Then she draws the letter "H2O" (water). He's of course is grumpy when water start to fill he space as if it were swimming pool, and his legs become wet. He climbs out over the line where she is. The little boy is not very enthusiastic. He often gets mad and chases her. I won't tell you the end, because it's a bit surprising and entertaining.

It is in Russian with English subtitles. I don't know when it was made. I haven't found any info on the web so far. Bummer. I'm curious about it. But from reading the description it apparently was made no later than the 80's.

At The Back Of The Classroom


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Daphna said...

You are welcome ;-)