The Return
drawn, 10 min 36 sec, 1980
director Vladimir Tarasov
script Boris Ryakhovsky
production designer Nikolai Koshkin
artists Olga Bogolyubova, Elena Bogolyubova
A space expedition is ending, and just before landing the Cosmonaut falls asleep. He doesn't hear any signals from the Earth. Disaster is coming. When the spaceship flies over the Cosmonaut's home, Alarm Clock goes off and he wakes up.
Vladimir Tarasov is a Soviet and Russian animation director and artist, an Honored artist of the Russian Soviet Federal Republic (1989). Tarasov studied in the Moscow Polygraphic Institute in 1965-1970. He started working for Soyuzmultfilm in 1957 first at the drawing department, then as animator, art director, and director since 1973. He is one of the few Russian animation artists developing science fiction themes: Contact (1978, awarded at festivals in Italy and France), Shooting Range (1979), an adaptation of Kir Bulychev's tragic novella The Path (1988). Tarasov's animated short Time Onwards won the FIPRESCI award at the Leipzig Film Festival (1978), Cowboys in Town was awarded at the Zagreb International Animation Festival in 1974. Tarasov currently works at Christmas Films. Member of ASIFA.

Vladimir Tarasov
Animation director