Rumen Petkov

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Rumen Petkov (Bulgarian: Румен Петков) (born 26 January 1948) is a Bulgarian animator and comic creator. His influence spawned a new generation of young Bulgarian comic book artists as Vladimir Nedialkov, Koko Sarkisian, Ivan Kirjakov and others. He was one of the main artists of the comics magazine DUGA (Rainbow), which was the most popular comics for several generations of Bulgarian children. His most popular cartoon is The Adventures of Choko the Stork and Boko the Frog which was popular in Bulgaria during the 1970s and 80s. Other famous animated films he directed are Friends of Gosho the Elephant, Treasure Planet, etc. He has won the Grand Prize at the Ottawa Animation Festival and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Recently Rumen Petkov has worked as a writer, storyboard artist, animation director and director on some episodes of Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, The New Woody Woodpecker Show and other series. He has said about animation: "Animation will never die because it's like music, because it's like running with the wind, because it's funny."

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