Vyacheslav Mikhail Kotyonochkin (June 20, 1927, Moscow - November 20, 2000, ibid.) - Soviet animator, artist and animator. The director of cartoons "Kitten from Lizyukov Street", "Got that Bite!", "Bath", "Frog-traveler", "Strange Bird", "Well, wait!", "Old record". People's Artist of the RSFSR (1987). Winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1988). Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Kotenochkin was born on June 20, 1927 in Moscow. During the Great Patriotic War (from 1942) he studied in the artillery special school. He was sent to the anti-tank artillery school in Penza, which he graduated in 1945. A passion for drawing - and, by his own admission, "frivolous surname" - brought Kotyonochkina to the Soyuzmultfilm studio. In 1947, he graduated from the multipliers courses at the Soyuzmultfilm studio and began working at the studio, first as an animator and then as a production designer. Since 1962 - the director. He participated in the creation of more than 80 paintings. He was fond of "animating" rhythmic, "fast" episodes. As a director, he often shot scenes for the film magazine "Wick", made animated inserts for the feature films "Journey to April" and "Everything is for you." Most popular with the audience was the cartoon "The Frog Traveler" (1965), however, Kotenochkin came to glory after creating the cartoon "Well, wait!" (1969) . The adventures of Wolf and Hare enjoyed the great love of the audience, and by popular demand of both adults and children, the creators of the series more than once shot new series. In 1988, Vyacheslav Kotenokin was awarded the USSR State Prize. In 1999 he published his book of memoirs “Well, Kotenochkin, wait a minute!”. Vyacheslav Kotyonchkin died on November 20, 2000 in Moscow. He was buried in Moscow at the Vagankovo cemetery (school number 23).