Over the past century, cartoon-making has gone through a significant number of changes, from minimalistic black-and-white hand-drawn images to realistic 3D frames made using high technologies. Today computer programs and 3D drawings made the labor-intensive cartoon-making process faster and easier. More and more cartoons are made with the use of digital technologies. Can this possibly lead to disappearance of the manual cartoon-drawing technique? What trends can we observe in the industry? What is the future of Russian cartoon-making?