Lev Konstantinovich Atamanov (1905–1981) - Soviet Russian director of animated films. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1978). L. K. Atamanov was born on February 8 (21), 1905 in Moscow, into an Armenian family. In 1926 he graduated from the first state film school (workshop of Lev Kuleshov) with a film director diploma. From 1928 he worked as an assistant director at the Gosvoenkino film factory. Since 1931, he became the director of animated films. Member of the Great Patriotic War. One of the founders of the Soviet animated cinematography. He created films based on Russian, Armenian, Chinese, Indian, Danish tales . He worked in Armenia, put there films: "Dog and Cat" (1938), "Magic Carpet" (1948). Since 1949, the director of the film studio "Soyuzmultfilm". His films The Yellow Stork (1950), The Scarlet Flower (1952), The Golden Antelope (1954), The Snow Queen (1957) and others were awarded with prizes and diplomas from the ICF. He was chairman of the Bureau of the creative section and a member of the artistic council of Soyuzmultfilm, deputy chairman of the animation section of the USSR IC. In the early 1960s - Chairman of the directors board of the Soyuzmultfilm puppet association. L.K. Atamanov died on February 12, 1981 in Moscow. He was buried at the 5th section of the Armenian cemetery (Vagankovsky branch) in Moscow.