Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin

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Vyacheslav Michailovich Kotyonochkin
Born (1927-06-20)June 20, 1927
Moscow, USSR
Died November 20, 2000(2000-11-20) (aged 73)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Cause of death
Natural causes
Resting place
Vagankovo Cemetery
Occupation Animator, director
Years active 1947–2000
Children Aleksey Kotyonochkin, Natalia Kotyonochkina

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Kotyonochkin (Russian: Вячеслав Михайлович Котеночкин) (June 20, 1927 – November 20, 2000) was a Soviet animator and director. He was notable for his works The Kitten from the Lizyukov street and Nu, pogodi!.


Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin was born 20 June 1927 in Moscow. During Great Patriotic War (term) he studied at artillery school.

In 1947 he graduated from courses of animation and began career as animator at Soyuzmultfilm.

He directed more than 80 cartoons and became popular after premier of Nu, pogodi!.

In 1988 V. Kotyonochkin was awarded the USSR State Prize.

In 1999 appearanced his memoirs Nu, Kotyonochkin, pogodi!.

Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin died 20 November 2000 in Moscow and was buried at Vagankovo Cemetery.


Wife — Vishnyova Tamara — ballerina

Son — Kotyonochkin Aleksey Vyacheslavovich, animator, director

Daughter — Kotyonochkina Natalia Vyacheslavovna

Granddaughter — Kotyonochkina Catherine, singer



The Scarlet Flower (1952 film)

The Wild Swans (film)


Nu, pogodi!

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