Post-Soviet Toy Story is an animated short in the tradition of the Pixar classic Toy Story, but drawing heavily on Soviet animation. We are looking for artists to help bring our vision to life.
A toy wakes in a kindergarten to find that she had been stolen from her owner by the kindergarten teachers. She learns that she is not alone. Other toys had also been taken over the years, condemned to seeing their rightful owners in the kindergarten each day, but unable to go back home.
Together, the toys plot to escape. But as they devise a plan to return to their homes, political events and remnants of Soviet bureaucratic practices threaten to jeopardise their endeavour.
Post-Soviet Toy Story is a meditation on the dramatic and confusing transformation that Russian society underwent after the collapse of the Soviet Union.