Tomfoolery Masters
Lecture by animation historian Sergey Kapkov (Russia)

Who were the first artists to voice the cartoons? What is “eclair” and how did the actors act in animation films? How did the entire Moscow Art Theater came to Soyuzmultfilm? Who was called the “voiceover champion” and who was called the “queen of animation?” Were there prototypes for the cartoon characters? The roles and fates of Mikhail Yanshin, Alexey Gribov, Elena Ponsova, Georgy Vitsin, Rina Zelenaya, Evgeny Leonov, Anatoly Papanov, Maria Vinogradova, Zinaida Naryshkina, Klara Rumyanova, Vyacheslav Nevinny and other great artists – in the lecture “Tomfoolery Masters.”

Sergey Kapkov (Russia) – historian of animation, author of books on actors of Soviet cinema, creator of the Encyclopedia of Russian Animation, screenwriter and director of documentaries about masters of film and animation, one of the creators of Animator.ru website, initiator and art director of the Icarus National Animation Award, chief editor of the Soyuzmultfilm film studio.

Banquet (10′)
1986
USSR
Director: Garry Bardin

How a Fox Chased a Hare (9′)
1979
USSR
Director: Anatoly Solin

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