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A long-running series of one-reel (10-minute) compilations of shorter children's cartoons by promising new directors, released for several decades at Soyuzmultfilm studio.

Loosely inspired by an eponymous 1956 poetry collection by Ivan Nehoda (some images here), conceived by Galina Barinova, and pushed through by her husband Anatoliy Petrov, this almanac series was a great success and continued to be produced (at a rate of ~1 episode per year) until the year 2000, then was revived from 2012-2017. Until the end of the Soviet era, it continued to serve in its role of incubating young, promising talent, by giving them the opportunity to experiment with bold, original ideas for younger audiences.

Initially, all the stories in the almanac were worked on collectively. Each issue took nine months, and it had a clearly defined structure: a moral-instructive and cartoon part, a "comic" and an episode of "Well, Just You Wait!". Already after the first episode, the editors decided to spin out "Well, Just You Wait!" into a separate project, so the format changed. After the founders left in 1978, the almanac took the form of a more traditional collection of unrelated cartoons.

A full list of episodes can be seen at the Russian Wikipedia article.

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