Category Archives: #28 Autumn 1991

Issue 28 – Index of selected articles

British animation’s big night out The occasion was the 1990 British Animation Awards held in the Assembly Rooms, Cardiff. Report by Graham Ralph. Read more… Whatever happened to Sunflower? It was the intention of the 50th Anniversary re-release of Fantasia to restore the film to its full original form. However, a subtle form of censorship… Read More »

British animation’s big night out

Report by Graham Ralph. The lurid pink jacket climbed the short flight of steps and turned to confront the three hundred guests. Compare for the evening; writer comedian Tony Slattery, welcomed Rolf Harris. The occasion was the 1990 British Animation Awards held in the Assembly Rooms, Cardiff on November 29th. For the next two hours,… Read More »

Whatever happened to Sunflower?

It was the intention of the 50th Anniversary re-release of Fantasia to restore the film to its full original form. However, a subtle form of censorship has been used to remove a potentially embarrassing character, reports David Williams. The new print of the Disney film Fantasia, which has been meticulously restored to bring back the… Read More »

The Worldview of Youri Norstein

From a small flat in Moscow. By Karen Rosenberg. January 1988. A modern complex of high-rise apartments in outer Moscow. A small flat has been partitioned to create more living and working space for animator Youri Norstein, his wife Francesca Iarboussova, who is the artist for his films, and their family. By the dining-room table… Read More »

The Worldview of Youri Norstein – Page 3

For Norstein, the denigration of human beings is not a historical problem. “In ‘The Overcoat’, Gogol chose the most painful situation in the modern world,” reads the published scenario for the film, written by Ludmila Petrushevskaia with Norstein’s help. Yet that doesn’t mean that Norstein sees his film as a coded attack on the Soviet… Read More »

Psychology for the animator – Mind over pencil

Animation, like any art form, is a medium for presenting ideas. A lot of psychology is concerned with the study of communication, the way we perceive the world around us, how we attend to it, and how we process and react to sensory stimuli. Some understanding of psychology can thus help animators when communicating their… Read More »