As an added bonus to the last post, in which I discussed the poem “There Will Come Soft Rains,” the eventual destruction of humanity and our own planet not even knowing we’re gone, I give you this video:

Produced in 1984 by Soviet studio Uzbekfilm, this is an animation of the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name. In the story, a robot performs its daily routine, taking care of a family that it doesn’t realize was killed by a nuclear explosion long ago. Eventually, it is destroyed by a fire in the house, though in the animation it destroys itself chasing a bird out of the house. If you have ten minutes, watch this. It’s creepy and deep, a perfect example of Soviet animation right down to the frozen world and fear of nuclear holocaust. Plus, the voice of the robot is terrifying.

Don’t be surprised if this is the next Chevy Volt commercial.

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