Yuri Norstien (I don't know how to pronounce it!), is famous for his cut-out style of animation... Especially in Russia (his home country).
This is my favourite piece of his, because he managed to create a beautiful setting with subtle music and narrating to draw the viewers into his story. The actual pieces he made for the characters are so detailed and the animation moves so well, so go to the link below to watch it:
It's shown in a cinema every year in Russia, to children across the country, to celebrate the talent that originated from there, and inspiring young people to follow what they believe in to succeed.