The origins of the Monty Python cartoon style lay in the USSR

A lot can be said about Monty Python, the British comedy series written by a group of privileged young men in England and first shown in 1969-74, but here’s something you may not have known: Terry Gilliam got his cartoon style from the brilliant Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov, born David Kaufman in Poland, who created it in the mid-1920s. Here is Vertov’s film “Soviet Toys” (1924):

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