Category Archives: #22 Spring 1988

Issue 22 – Index of selected articles

The Bristol Animation Festival 1987 The Animation Festival was held in Bristol for the first time. David Jefferson reports. The Great Animation Debate A debate about merchandising held at the Bristol Animation Festival. Report by David Jefferson. Owning part of your dream Father Robert Murphy tells of his interest in collecting animation art. Stowaways on… Read More »

The Bristol Animation Festival 1987 – Page 2

The person speaking on the public address system took great delight in announcing the performance of ‘Wayward Girls and Wicked Women’. This aptly titled programme paid tribute to the few female stars of the Hollywood cartoon, as well as showcasing new work by women filmmakers. Betty Boop, Olive Oyl and ‘Red’ from Tex Avery’s Red… Read More »

The Great Animation Debate

A debate about merchandising based on children’s animated television programmes took place at the Bristol Animation Festival. Report from David Jefferson. We have seen more print spilled about children’s animated television programmes over the past twelve months than there has been for a long time. It is difficult to measure what is serious concern in… Read More »

The Great Animation Debate – Page 2

Sue Crockford drew a parallel between animation and drama which is also very difficult to fund. “Channel 4 has been working with six European countries to set up co-productions, specifically in the area of drama but also talking about animation. Those involved are the Scandinavians, West Germans, Swiss, Italians, Spanish, Austrians and ourselves. Over the… Read More »

Stowaways on the Ark

Very little animation has been produced in Germany in the past. Now that is changing with the production of a feature length cartoon. Harald Kraut, one of the animators, gives his view of the production. There was not much happening in animation in Germany until recently, and no studio has produced animation of an international… Read More »

Stowaways on the Ark – Page 2

But special effects alone do not make a good film, therefore we have fine animators as well. First and foremost we are glad to have the support of Harold Whitaker, who is one of the most experienced British animators. Also, a young talent, Uli (Ulrich) Meyer was working on the film; at only 24 years… Read More »

Stowaways on the Ark – Page 3

1. Clouds by Juan Japl. 2 – 6. Scenes from the film. 7. Background by Juan Japl. 8. First stages of Ark construction. Model built by Harald Kraut for live-action shoot – to be used via matte work – with live-action water, which was electronically coloured. 9. Left to right: Producer Dr. Michael Schoemann, producer… Read More »