Mountain of Dinosaurs

In 1967 director Rasa Strautmane and writer Arkady Snesarev produced for Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm an interesting ten minute animated short that was actually a cleverly disguised anti-Communism diatribe called Mountain of Dinosaurs (Gora Dinozavrov). The punchline is that due to worsening temperatures, the dinosaur eggs get so thick to protect their charges from the cold that the babies cannot hatch and so end up dying. The talking eggs chant “I must fulfill my duty!” while the hatchlings cry out to see the sun. It is all a metaphor for the Soviet government suppressing the rights of individual citizens using the international image for extinction, the dinosaurs.

Plot summary: Cartoon Research