Alexey Borisovich Karayev (born 1954) is a Russian animator director. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1997). Winner of the State Prize of the RSFSR (1990). In 1976 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture (specialty design). In 1976–79 he worked as a designer in the Institute of Technical Aesthetics. In 1979–81 he studied at the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors at VGIK. Since 1982 - director and animator of the Sverdlovsk film studio. One of the leading masters of the animation association of the Sverdlovsk Film Studio, teacher. Director of one of the best cartoon films of the 80s "Welcome!". Since 2002, Professor of the Department of Graphics and Animation UralGAHA. In 1993, Karaev acts as an illustrator in the textbook of Alla Germanovna Sladkevich "Learn English! Learn English!". Awards and prizes Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (May 30, 1997) - for merits in the field of art Alexey Karaev is the owner of numerous prizes at international animation festivals. 1982 - “The Dashing Captain” - Grand Prix at the ICF in Potsdam (1983); 1983 - “Puss in a cap” - diplomas of festivals of young cinematographers in Tbilisi, Sverdlovsk, Ryazan; 1986 - “Welcome!” - (Grand Prix at the Los Angeles IFF (1989), First Prize at the Ottawa International Film Festival (1988), RSFSR State Prize (1990); 1987 - “Residents of the Old House” - Grand Prix at the IFF in Bourg An Bresse (1991), first prize of the IFF in Ottawa (1990); 1989 - Snichi - 2nd prize of the International Film Festival in Los Angeles; 1994 - “How do you like it?” - a prize at the International Film Festival “Krok-95”, at the 1st International Film Festival “Golden Fish” (1995), at the 1st animation festival in Tarusa (1996).