Nu, pogodi! (Russian: Ну, погоди!, "Well, Just You Wait!") is a Soviet animated series of short films began in 1969 by Soyuzmultfilm. The series focuses on the rivalry of an anthromorphic wolf (Volk in Russian) and hare (Zayats). The series was influenced by many Western animated series (including Tom and Jerry and Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner). Since its debut in 1969, the series has gained national and international popularity in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.