This 1956 Romanian short animation skilfully and with incredible artistic expression manages to condense the entire narrative of human evolutionary theory into an eight minute short film. Not only that, it eerily anticipates the communist triumph of the USSR launching the first man into space by a few years.
Director: Ion Popescu-Gopo.
1957 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.
This was combined with a Soviet animated film by US producer Fred Ladd to form the series “Mr. E from Tau Ceti”.