Category Archives: #20 Autumn 1987

Issue 20 – Index of selected articles

DRAW, DRAW, DRAW Malcolm McGookin is an animator and a part-time cartoon strip artist. He offers some useful advice to the aspiring cartoonist. My Top Ten animated films Godfrey Jones tells us about his favourite animated films plus a few pet hates. Annecy Animated Film Festival 1987 The biannual International Animated Film Festival, held in… Read More »

Issue 20 – Front cover

Animator. Autumn 1987. Issue number 20. Front cover illustration: Two characters from Girls Night Out by Joanna Quinn. This short cartoon film won three awards at Annecy ’87. Printed in Animator Issue 20 (Autumn 1987)

Advice to the aspiring cartoonist

DRAW, DRAW, DRAW Malcolm McGookin is an animator and a part-time cartoon strip artist. He offers some useful advice to the aspiring cartoonist and comments on the state of the British cartoon market. The problem with cartooning is that you cannot go to college to learn jt. I don’t know if it is a unique… Read More »

My Top Ten animated films

Godfrey Jones tells us about his favourite animated films plus a few pet hates. I enjoyed the article by Paul Thomas about his top ten shorts in (in Animator issue 19). May I give you my ten favourites? Two are on Paul’s list. However, I’ll start at the beginning. 1. Little Nemo – Windsor McCay.… Read More »

Annecy Animated Film Festival 1987

The biannual International Animated Film Festival, held in June in Annecy, France, is regarded by many as the greatest animation show on earth. David Jefferson reports. Annecy ‘87 may become known as the year of the electronic invasion. Computer and video imagery were there in force, partly reflecting a change in the industry and partly… Read More »

Annecy Animated Film Festival 1987 – Page 3

Q: The animation seems so realistic it could almost be done in live-action. Why did you choose to make it so realistic? PL: Strangely enough I did try to take it further away from reality. The figures are extreme, like Fellini, but somehow the end effect is curiously natural. One was as thin as a… Read More »

Snow White – Behind the Magic Mirror

It took 750 artists three years to produce Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Richard Holliss looks at the innovation that went on behind the scenes. Almost as legendary as the premiere itself of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was the reception it received from the celebrity audience. Hardened movie-moguls and their… Read More »