September 11 was not Edward Nazarov — Director and designer of animated films, the floating of the President of the International animated film festival “KROK”, which he because of illness in recent years have not traveled. He was 74 years old. He’s been sick and not leaving the house. Diabetes, amputation, vascular problems…
But before Eduard cheerfully went out on deck with the dog. Meet him and talk about everything. He was a simple and cordial person, but if necessary, could be any character, to hold accountable those who, from his point of view was being mean. This is him in 2011 along with his fellow classics of animation Yuri Norstein, Andrew Chrzanowski, Leonid Shvartsman — wrote a letter about the critical situation in the animation. They were all invited to meet Vladimir Putin and then ordered to provide for the animations of 500 million rubles. To Nazarov was always treated when I had to say say. Because he was respected, he was a man with a conscience.
And a fine artist. Eduard Nazarov took people loved the movie “there once was a dog”, “Martinko”, “About Sidorov Vova”, “Travel of an ant”. Himself behind the scenes voiced their striders or caterpillars. It together with the artist Vladimir Sunbeam came up with the image of Winnie the Pooh the way we loved him in the films of Fyodor Khitruk. Once we were sitting with Edward V. in the restaurant at the festival “Window to Europe” in Vyborg, where he directed the entertainment of the jury. On the table — cloth with the image of the characters of “Winnie the Pooh”. Nazarov wanted to buy it. The waiters were alarmed, called the Director and she came to pay my respects to the master, and gave the tablecloth.
Myself, E. V. said, “I dreamed about the architectural Institute, but walked out of the exam, like in Antarctica to go — also did not work. In animation came at the age of seventeen, after school, was the son of the regiment. Mr Norshtejna together at school, met him at the Studio. That was the start. Carried something in a wheelbarrow, bricks dragged. Passed all stages of “production”. Animation — intellectual. Without a brain there is nothing to do. To make a movie for children is more difficult than for adults. It is important not to harm. Adult can slip something nasty, and a tiny man is not protected. He’s absorbing everything like a sponge. If you feed the baby only because he loves sweets and cakes, what will happen to him? He simply will not survive. And here. Feed some nasty — everything! Spoiled people. Kids today don’t always catch the idea. They have video thinking. If in time not to pay attention, it will be too late — will have the police for help to call. If time does not build a school, you will have to build a jail.”
Once I asked Eduard Nazarov, why would he ask God, and he replied: “it is Ridiculous to ask of youth. What I would like, is impossible. If I could live a little bit.”
Artistic Director of “Soyuzmultfilm”, directed by Mikhail Aldashin considered his father family (he is not alone!), friend, critic and teacher: “Uncompromising and empathetic. A measure of taste and a standard of honor. Don’t even want to talk about his contribution to the art of animation, this is not just some kind of contribution, he is the mountain. Everest. Edward was so necessary — until the last moment, as the life raft on the ship as a crutch dropout like glasses myopic.