Famous Animators from Russia

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.

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  • Aleksandr Petrov
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    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Petrov (also Alexander or Alexandre) (Russian: Александр Константинович Петров) (born 17 July 1957 in Prechistoye, Yaroslavl Oblast) is a Russian animator and animation director.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Pervomaysky District, Yaroslavl Oblast
  • Garri Yakovlevich Bardin (Russian: Гарри Яковлевич Бардин; born September 11, 1941) is a Soviet and Russian animation director, screenwriter, producer, film and voice actor best known for his experimental musical and stop motion films. He was awarded the 1988 Short Film Palme d'Or for the Fioritures cartoon and the Order of Honour in 2011.
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
  • Genndy Tartakovsky
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    Genndy Tartakovsky (; born January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, storyboard artist, comic book writer and artist. He is the creator of the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and the upcoming Primal on Adult Swim. He is also known for co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan and directing the animated Hotel Transylvania film trilogy. Additionally, Tartakovsky was a pivotal crew member of The Powerpuff Girls, and worked on other series such as Tiny Toon Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series.
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
  • Ivan Leonidovich Maximov (born 19 November 1958) is a Russian artist, animator and film director.
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
  • Konstantin Eduardovich Bronzit (born April 12, 1965) is a Russian animator and animation film director and nominated twice for Oscars. He currently works at one of the largest Russian animation studio - Melnitsa Animation Studio.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Ladislas Starevich
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    Ladislas Starevich (Russian: Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Старе́вич, Polish: Władysław Starewicz; August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965) was a Polish-Russian stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film The Beautiful Leukanida (1912). He also used dead insects and other animals as protagonists of his films. Following the Russian Revolution Starevich settled in France.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1882-1965)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia