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Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya
Russian film director

Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya
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Intro Russian film director
Was Film director
From Russia
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 21 February 1909, Vovchansk, Vovchansk Raion, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
Death 29 December 1980, Moscow Oblast, Russia (aged 71 years)
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Alexandra Gavrilovna Snezhko-Blotskaya (Russian: Александра Гавриловна Снежко-Блоцкая, February 21, 1909 in Volchansk, Russian Empire – December 29, 1980 in Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union) was a Soviet Russian animated films director. She was a longtime collaborator with Ivan Ivanov-Vano.


Snezhko-Blotskaya was born in Volchansk near Kharkov (modern Ukraine), before her family moved to Shatura, near Moscow. There she graduated from art studios of Ivan Rerberg and Ilya Mashkov.

Snezhko-Blotskaya started her film career as designer for Soyuzkinokhronika in 1932. Since 1936 she became a constant collaborator and aidee to Ivan Ivanov-Vano, a patriarch of Russian animation. She participated as a co-director in many of his films including famous The Humpbacked Horse and The Snow Maiden. Her first solo feature-length film was The Enchanted Boy (1955), based on The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf.

Most of Snezhko-Blotskaya's films were fantasy based on folk tales and books by authors like Alexander Pushkin and Rudyard Kipling. In the 1970s she directed a series of five animated shorts based on Greek mythology.

She died in 1980 at the age of 71 at her home in Zheleznodorozhny, Moscow Oblast.


Second unit director for Ivanov-Vano

  • 1949 — Geese-Swans (Гуси-лебеди) - based on Russian folklore.
  • 1951 — The Tale of the Dead Tsarevna and Seven Bogatyrs (Сказка о мёртвой царевне и о семи богатырях) - based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin.
  • 1952 — Snegurochka (Снегурочка) based on a play by Alexander Ostrovsky.

Solo director

  • 1954 — Orange Throat (Оранжевое горлышко) - based on a story by Vitaly Bianki.
  • 1955 — The Enchanted Boy (Заколдованный мальчик) - based on a novel by Selma Lagerlöf.
  • 1957 — Verlioka (Верлиока) - based on east Slavic folklore.
  • 1958 — The Tale of Boyish-Kibalchish (Сказка о Мальчише-Кибальчише) - based on a story by Arkady Gaidar.
  • 1959 — The Amber Castle (Янтарный замок) - based on Lithuanian folklore.
  • 1961 — The Dragon (Дракон) - based on Vietnamese folklore.
  • 1962 — The Wonderful Garden (Чудесный сад) - based on Kazakh folklore.
  • 1963 — Barankin, Be a Human! (Баранкин, будь человеком!) - based on a story by Valery Medvedev.
  • 1963 — Sun's Daughter (Дочь солнца)
  • 1965 — Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Рикки-тикки-тави) - based on a story by Rudyard Kipling
  • 1967 — The Tale of the Golden Cockerel (Сказка о золотом петушке) - based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin.
  • 1968 — The Cat Who Walked By Himself (Кот, который гулял сам по себе) - based on a story by Rudyard Kipling
  • Films based on Greek mythology:
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