Sahakyants Animation Studio


Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Robert Sahakyants Animation Studio is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating a new generation of animated feature films. 

For over 40 years of existence the group released more than 180 cartoon and puppet films.  

Located in Yerevan, Armenia, Robert Sahakyants Animation Studio continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the very first films, including cult film “FOX`S BOOK” (1975) to full-length animated film based on the fairy tale of Armenian writer Gh. Aghayan “Anahit”

From What We Began:

The studio was founded in 1968 with studio “Armenfilm” by Valentin Georgievich Podpomogov.

Since 1971, as an animator 21-year-old Robert Sahakyants began working there who soon began making his own films as an artist, script-writer, animator, director, art-director.

1972 can be considered the date of birth of the team of Robert Sahakyants

Robert Sahakyants (1950-2009), was one of the best directors, animators of the Soviet Union. As an artist, script-writer, animator , director and art- director, he gathered around him a lot of talented and experienced artists, who now continue his work.

Between 1981 and 1984 by order of the USSR State Radio and Television (now ORT) five films were created based on the fairy tales of  H.Tumanyan: “Three Blue-Blue Lakes of Crimson-Colored”, "Who Will Tell a Fable”, "Wow, A Talking Fish”, "In The Blue Sea, White Foam”, "Wow, Holiday”. 

In 1992 on the initiative and commissioned by the BBC Armenian animators made a film based on Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream."
For much of its existence, the studio developed copyright film clips from songs of the leading singers of Russian and Armenian pop music, as well as educational cartoons designed to introduce children to basic math, chemistry.

Our objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.

The production of the team was rewarded with numerous prizes and awards both in the Soviet Union and abroad.

Sahakyants Animation Studio continues to produce films using both traditional animation and computer-generated imagery. 

On March 2010 Robert Sahakyants animation studio was officially registered under the name
“ROBERT SAHAKYANTS ANIMATION STUDIO”.