|Vyacheslav Michailovich Kotyonochkin|
June 20, 1927|
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
|Died||November 20, 2000
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Resting place||Vagankovo Cemetery|
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!. He was awarded the Order of Friendship (May 2, 1996) 
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 — Tamara Vishnyova, ballerina
- Son — Aleksey Kotyonochkin, animator, director
- Daughter — Natalia Kotyonochkina
- Granddaughter — Ekaterina Kotyonochkina, singer
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