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Anatoliy Prokhorov — Animation project "Smeshariki"

Anatoly Prokhorov has graduated from MSU Faculty of Physics, Quantum Statistics department. He has a candidate degree in physics and mathematics. He has been occupying various positions in the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Anatoly Prokhorov has co-founded PILOT animation studio and has been the director of PILOT TV. He is a co-producer of more than 30 well-acclaimed animated shorts and movies that have received numerous awards, including Cannes Palme d’Or, and were nominated at Academy Awards. From 2001 to 2003, Prokhorov has been a director to the Russian Internet Academy. In 2002-2004, he has also been a member of the Expert Council on electronic textbooks in the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. In 2003, he was at the roots of Smeshariki animation project as an art director. In 2011, Prokhorov was also a member of the New School Expert Group in the 2020 Russian Strategy Expert Council of the Russian government.

Since 1992, Prokhorov has been leading the Sector of the Screen Culture and New Communication Technologies in the Ministry of Culture of the RF’s Institute for Cultural Research. He is a member of Eurasian TV and Radio Academy, and a recipient to a number of government awards and honors. He has organized a number of animation festivals and conferences, including the first USSR conference on animation. He is an acknowledged animation expert.

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