Sergei Eisenstein’s Theory of Animation: Plasmatic Disney
Soviet film theorist and filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein was a fan of Disney animation. This video essay examines his particular aesthetic interest in Disney cartoons, particularly his idea of the “plasmatic,” as well as the larger trends in animation theory that Eisenstein’s ideas helped establish.
To learn more about Soviet Montage Theory, see: https://youtu.be/Mh3e-AjC51Q
To learn more about Sergei Eisenstein, see: https://youtu.be/mQST9aXTNH4
For a great video on Eisenstein and Disney, see: https://youtu.be/TNJb7xV_tEo