Category Archives: #15 Spring 1986

Issue 15 – Index of selected articles

Issue 15 – Spring 1986 Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey A good character animator should also be a good actor, and inside Bob Godfrey is a true thespian struggling to be seen and heard. A He-Man leads the U.S.A. $yndication War$ Syndication is the red hot TV cartoon trend of the 1980s says George… Read More »

Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey

Bob Godfrey asserted his independence when he left the comparatively safe haven of W.H. Larkins and became self-employed in company with Keith Learner. Although we did not know it then, they were soon to be joined by Vera Linnecar and Nancy Hanna, to become the four corner posts of Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd. Bob won… Read More »

Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey – Page 2

A number of films which might have been made by Disney or Fleischer in the early days are now being made by people like Stephen Spielberg. Live-action films dominated by special effects are edging further and further into areas once the sole preserve of the animation studios. On the other hand, subjects that should be… Read More »

Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey – Page 3

K.C.: You mean… the narration suffers in translation? B.G.: Yes! Especially puns and ‘English’ jokes. And even the English voices have proved to be a drawback. Richard Briers has a very English voice for the Roobarb series, and then there is my own voice for Hemy’s Cat… K.C.: I think the timing ofa gag suffers… Read More »

A He-Man leads the U.S.A. $yndication War$

Syndication is the red hot TV cartoon trend of the 1980s says George W. Woolery. He tells us how big dollars are being made by the right packages. Brandishing his sword and uttering the incantation “By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!” He-Man does! Capturing the attention of more little boys via syndication… Read More »

A He-Man leads the U.S.A. $yndication War$ – Page 2

Although the policy guidelines were rescinded recently, the FCC insisting it was no longer necessary to force stations to provide children’s programming due to the proliferation of local and cable-TV stations and the lucrative advertising market, it began an escalating demand for cartoon shows. The animated film series were less expensive over a year s… Read More »

A He-Man leads the U.S.A. $yndication War$ – Page 3

Filling a vacuum with a brand new concept, two studios have produced new syndicated programming for Sunday morning this past fall. The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, distributed by Worldvision, contains three separate series, a group of tiny bears called The Paw Paws, Galtar and the Golden Lance and Yogi’s Treasure Hunt. Super Sunday, or Super… Read More »

Newfeld seek new toys

David Jefferson visits a toy manufacturer who is looking for an idea for an animated film they can back. A clever concept could make a fortune in royalties. The headquarters of Newfeld Ltd. is near the reservoirs on the outskirts of London’s Heathrow Airport. The building houses offices, a design studio, packing plant and a… Read More »

Disneyland – the greatest walk-thru cartoon ever drawn

Brian Sibley visited Disneyland in 1985, during its thirtieth year celebrations and discovered that the Magic Kingdom was created along the lines of a living animated film… PRE-TITLE SEQUENCE: The air is filled with a confusion of sounds. The clickerty-clack of turnstiles, the excited chatter of children (ranging from perambulated tots to very senior citizens),… Read More »