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Born in Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Died in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Birth NameLev Konstantinovich Atamanov

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Lev Atamanov is Soviet Russian animated film director. People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1978). Atamanov was born in 1905 in Moscow, in Armenian family. In 1926 he graduated from the First State Film School (workshop of Lev Kuleshov) with a film director diploma. From 1928 he worked as an assistant director at the Gosvoenkino film factory. Since 1931, became the director of animated films. Member of the Great Patriotic War. One of the founders of the Soviet animated cinematography. He created films based on Russian, Armenian, Chinese, Indian, Danish tales. He worked in Armenia, put there films: "Dog and Cat" (1938), "Magic Carpet" (1948). Since 1949, the director of the film studio "Soyuzmultfilm". His films "The Yellow Stork" (1950), "The Scarlet Flower" (1952), "The Golden Antelope" (1954), "The Snow Queen" (1957) and others were awarded with prizes and diplomas from the ICF. Lev Atamanov was chairman of the Bureau of the creative section and a member of the artistic council of Soyuzmultfilm, deputy chairman of the animation section of the USSR IC. In the early 1960s - chairman of the directors board of the Soyuzmultfilm puppet association. Atamanov passed away in 1981 in Moscow. He was buried at the 5th section of the Armenian cemetery (branch of Vagankovskiy) in Moscow.

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Trivia (5)

1957 - IX IFF for children and youth in Venice (Italy), First Prize for the animated film "The Snow Queen".
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1964).
1955 - VII IFF in Cannes (France), Honorary diploma for the animated film "Golden Antelope".
Famous anime director Hayao Miyazaki, in an interview, admitted that Atamanov's film The Snow Queen had a decisive influence when he chose what he would do in his life.
In 2018 film company "Master Film" released the documentary "I love my fairy tales" about Lev Atamanov's creative journey.

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