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PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson
PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson

Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow, according to the Russian Animated Film Assn. The cause of death was not specified. Khitruk was best known for his work aimed at children, such as "Vinni-Pukh," as Winnie the Pooh is known in Russia. The cartoon series was produced between 1969 and 1972 and continues to air on television. He was also noted for his take on the Russian version of Pinocchio and "Hedgehog in the Fog," a cult classic made with collaborator Yuri Norstein. His adult...

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