Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk
We thank those AWN readers who contributed their thoughts on the passing of legendary Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk.
"This is a great loss to Russian animation. Khitruk was the teacher of many famous Russian directors - Norshtein, Nazarov, Petrov, Maksimov, Aldashin and many others. He was my teacher also. Khitruk was not only a good director and a teacher but also a unique person, a great conversationalist. He always had positive energy."
"Fyodor Khitruk helped modernize Russian animation. His sense of rhythm, his humor, his ability to tell stories concisely made him an example. But more importantly, his graphic virtuosity made history. Othello 67, the very short film (50 seconds) he made for the international competition organized for the Montreal World Exhibition is a masterpiece of irony and pacing."
Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Film Festival