Stanislav Mikhailovich Sokolov
Stanislav Mihaylovich Sokolov ( born May 18, 1947) is a Russian stop-motion animation director. He graduated from VGIK in 1971 and has since then worked with Studios Soyuzmultfilm, DEFA, Christmasfilms and S4C. He was awarded a number of prizes for his films, most notably an Emmy in 1992 for his contribution to The Animated Shakespeare series. Sokolov is teaching at VGIK, where he is Professor for Animation and Computer Graphics.