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List of notable or famous animators from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top animators born in Russia and even some popular animators who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian animators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These animators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known animator from Russia is included when available.

These people, like Genndy Tartakovsky and Roman Davydov include images when available.

This historic animators from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian animators of note?" and "Who are the most famous animators from Russia?" These prominent animators of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian animators.

Use this list of renowned Russian animators to discover some new animators that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (13 items)
Aleksandr Petrov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Aleksandr Konstantinovich Petrov is a Russian animator and animation director. ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Pervomaysky District, Yaroslavl Oblast

Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Animator, + more

Credits: The Old Man and the Sea, Mermaid, The Cow, My Love The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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Garri Bardin is a Russian animation director, screenwriter and producer and director. During Soviet times he was with Soyuzmultfilm, and in 1991 he founded his own studio, Stayer. In 2010, the studio finished making a feature-length animated film based on The Ugly Duckling, which Bardin directed. ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator Voice acting, + more

Credits: The Ugly Duckling, Seryi Volk & Krasnaya Shapochka, Bukpytacy, Adagio Cheburashka, + more

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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky is a Russian-born American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Animator Animation Director, + more

Credits: The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania Star Wars: The Clone Wars, + more

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Ivan Leonidovich Maximov is an artist, professional animator and director. ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Screenwriter, Film Editor, Animator, Artist Film Director, + more

Credits: 5/4, Tides To And Fro, Wind Along the Coast, The Additional Capabilities of the Snout Bolero, + more

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Konstantin Bronzit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Konstantin Eduardovich Bronzit is a Russian animator and animation film director. He is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Repin Institute of Fine Art in 1983. He worked as an artist-animator at the animated film studio Lennauchfilm, which created educational animations. It was there that he completed ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Screenwriter, Animator, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: Lavatory Lovestory, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Pacifier, Malenkaya vasilisa Alyosha Popovich i Tugarin Zmey, + more

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Ladislas Starevich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Vladislav Starevich, was a Russian and French stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film. He also used insects and other animals as protagonists of his films. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1882-1965)

Birthplace: Moscow, Eurasia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russia Soviet Union

Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Animator, + more

Credits: The Tale of the Fox, The Cameraman’s Revenge, The Night Before Christmas, The Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales The Mascot, + more

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Pjotr Sapegin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Pjotr Sapegin is a film director, animator and screenwriter and set decorator. ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Screenwriter, Animator, Film Director

Credits: The Last Norwegian Troll, One Day a Man Bought a House, Aria, In a Corner of the World Through My Thick Glasses

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Ralph Zondag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Animators from Russia
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Ralph Zondag is a storyboard artist and animation director of Dutch origin. Zondag studied animation at Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada from 1983 to 1984. He started his career at the Toronto-based Nelvana studio in working on projects like Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins, The Care Bears ...more

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Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Screenwriter, Animator, Writer, Film Director

Credits: Pocahontas, Home on the Range, Dinosaur, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story The Little Matchgirl, + more

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