Category Archives: #23 Summer 1988

Issue 23 – Index of selected articles

The Animator’s Bookshelf Our reviewers look at some of the recently published books by film historians. Mickey Mouse – The Mouse’s Tale Mickey Mouse celebrates his sixtieth birthday on 18th November. He grants a rare interview to Brian Sibley. The International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart ‘88 David Jefferson went along as an official guest and reports… Read More »

Issue 23 – Front cover

Animator. Summer 1988. Issue number 23. Front cover illustration: A picture from a demonstration film made on an Antics computer. (See Cartoons, Computers and Antics.) Printed in Animator Issue 23 (Summer 1988)

The Animator’s Bookshelf

Our reviewers look at some of the recently published books by film historians. Preface to a Review by Ken Clark Animated film history is now 92 years long in the sprocket. As with an unsolved Victorian murder mystery, the leads have gone cold. Long before this day, someone should have noticed the gradual loss of… Read More »

The Animator’s Bookshelf – Page 2

British Animated Films Review by Ken Clark Denis Gifford has spread his net wide to include not only entertainment model and cartoon films but also representative advertising shorts; instructionals, and diagrammatics; amateur and student productions, and others. Regrettably, in drawing the readers attention to the great scope of the medium he has made obvious the… Read More »

The Animator’s Bookshelf – Page 3

Four of Signal Films animated model films out of a known total of twenty are included, but I am puzzled by the absence of their most celebrated production promoting Rolex watches entitled The Story of Time. The film attracted great acclaim, won prizes and was even nominated for a Hollywood award. The unit’s first short… Read More »

Mickey Mouse – The Mouse’s Tale

Mickey Mouse celebrates his sixtieth birthday on 18th November. He grants a rare interview to Brian Sibley. He stands beside the pool, looking rather taller than I had imagined and casually dressed in slacks and a sports shirt with a Betty Boop motif. “Hi, there!” he calls in a sharp Brooklyn accent that takes me… Read More »

Mickey Mouse – The Mouse’s Tale – Page 3

I mention a picture in the album showing Mickey with Dopey and Grumpy outside the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. “Oh, that must have been ‘thirty-seven, the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I gate-crashed! Walt and I were going through a rather rocky spell around then. Donald was making picture after… Read More »

The International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart ‘88

The 4th International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart ‘88 has grown into an event worthy of our full recognition. David Jefferson went along as an official guest and reports on what he found. The Stuttgart Animation Festival, held between the 5th and 10th of February, is a relative newcommer to the international scene. It started in a… Read More »