Aleksander Mihailovich Tatarskiy (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Тата́рский, December 11, 1950 – July 22, 2007) was a Soviet/Russian animation film director, script writer and producer, animator and an artist of Ukrainian Jewish origin. Honoured arts worker of Russia, laureate of the State Premio of Russian Federation in the field of "literature and arts", laureate of Nika Award.
Tatarsky was born in Kiev. In 1988 he founded the Moscow animation studio Pilot, the first independent film studio in the post-Soviet Russia. Most of the films by Aleksandr Tatarsky and Pilot studio have festival awards. The bumper for the children’s telecast Spokoinoi nochi, malyshi! (in English, roughly: "Good Night, Kids") was included into the Guinness Book of Records by the number of broadcasts. He died in Moscow, Russia, aged 56.
The studio’s work The Mount of Gems, a collection of short-length animations after folktales of Russia’s peoples is the largest project in the history of Russian animation.