Cartoonist, animation director
He graduated from the Moscow Industrial Technical School, but very soon he discovered the artist’s outstanding abilities. In 1932, Davydov won a contest of cartoonists, and in 1934 Davydov finished courses of caricature artists at the magazine “Crocodile” In 1937 he entered the courses of multiplier artists at the studio “Soyuzmultfilm” and for many years he worked as an animator with leading directors Polkovnikov, Babichenko, Ivanov-Vano, Pashchenko and others.
In 1956, the debut of Roman Davydov directed. First in the puppet film “Kolobok” (1956). In 1958 – “Three Bears”. In 1966, Davydov began work on the film “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. In 1967-1971 there was a series of five parts of “Mowgli”, which became a stage work for the whole studio “Soyuzmultfilm”, highly appreciated by colleagues and the love of the audience. Also famous were the works of Davydov in the genre of historical and fairy-tale cartoons “Childhood Ratibor”, “Swans Nepryadvy”, “Tale of Evpaty Kolovrat”.
Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1980). He taught at the courses of training and advanced training of artists-animators.