Category Archives: #26 Spring 1990

Issue 26 – Index of selected articles

The BFG Pictures from the Cosgrove Hall Productions movie The BEG (the Big Friendly Giant). Read more… Animation Festival Bristol ‘89 The biennial International Animation Festival Bristol took place in November 1989. It is the second time the Festival has been held in Bristol and this year’s event was the best yet in terms of… Read More »

The BFG

Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s novel, The BFG has been made into a 90-minute animated film to be transmitted on the ITV Network this Christmas. Cosgrove Hall Productions – the Manchester- based subsidiary of Thames Television, have produced the film, which cost three million pounds. David Jason features as the voice of The BEG (the Big… Read More »

Animation Festival Bristol ‘89

By David Jefferson The biennial International Animation Festival Bristol took place in November 1989. It is the second time the Festival has been held in Bristol and this year’s event was the best yet in terms of attendance and interesting events. The theme of the festival was ‘Tricks of the Trade’. This central theme was… Read More »

Animation Festival Bristol ‘89 – Page 2

A stand representing ASIFA and also John Halas’s video collection of ‘Animation Classics’ was manned by Pat Webb. Pat managed to see a few films in between her stint on the stand and spoke enthusiastically about a programme entitled ‘The UK Corral’: “An excellent batch of new British films in contrasting styles: Richard Ollive’s lyrical… Read More »

Channel 4: commissioning and purchasing animation

Since Channel 4 started seven years ago it has funded many outstanding animated films from the popular Snowman to the work of independents such as The Quays and Leeds Animation Workshop. The Bristol Animation Festival held a seminar to look at some of the problems associated with programming short animation films within schedules geared to… Read More »

Oliver & Company: hand drawn in the Disney tradition

Set against the skylines, streets and subways of modern day New York City, Walt Disney Pictures 27th full-length animated feature, Oliver & Company is a contemporary re-telling of Dickens’ classic story. Oliver follows the misadventures of an orphaned kitten (Oliver) who is taken in by a pack of pickpocket dogs, headed by Dodger, the coolest… Read More »