Being Russian and having seen this several times as a child on television, I have a very personal connection with this piece. It was one of those cartoons that I would watch in wonder, utterly frightened by the story and yet so mesmerised by its beauty. I have a very special kind of affection for its animation style and storytelling. A beautiful, moving piece.
"Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, / If mankind perished utterly; / And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn / Would scarcely know that we were gone." (...Compared with their American colleagues, it appears that Soviet filmmakers were more finely attuned to the spirit of Bradbury's work. And here's the proof.)