Defying the pessimistic vision heralding the end of the cinema, culture and art, the author points to the Internet as a new manner in which man communes with art, both as its vehicle and a medium of presentation. He writes about such multimedia projects as Peter Greenaway's giant Tulse Luper Suitcasses but first of all focuses on animation that has dominated film production on the Internet. The U.S. projects discussed by author are animated series for adults ('Mr. Wong' and 'Queer Duck') or political satires ('This Land' by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, Jason Windsor's 'The End of the World'). Author points out that Russia is also an active centre of satire. Mariusz Wilczynski is one of Polish animated film artists.