Ever heard of Chebrushka? I’d seen this character around but didn’t know much about him until I randonly stumbled on this post at orangeyoulucky.blogspot.com.
A trip to the Wikipedia revealed even more information. Turns out he’s dates back to a Russian children’s book from 1966. Here’s what he originally looked like:
Then in 1969 his look was expanded upon and he was launched into popularity via these Russian stop-motion animation cartoons:
So if you’ve seen this little guy around and you’ve wondered who he was, now you know!