Category Archives: #31 Spring 1994

Issue 31 – Index of selected articles

Editorial In memory of Ken Anderson: Disney Artist A sketch artist of genius who became Art Director and later Production Supervisor for some of the Disney Studio’s finest animated feature films. Read more… Halas & Batchelor Reformed After 53 years continual production Halas & Batchelor Ltd. has been reformed and removed to London NW3. Read… Read More »

Editorial

Animator magazine takes on a new look with this issue. By producing it all in black and white I have made considerable cost savings which will enable me to continue publishing the magazine. The alternative was to stop publishing the magazine altogether. I hope you will agree this is the best way forward in these… Read More »

In memory of Ken Anderson: Disney Artist

By Robin Allan. Sketch artist of genius who became Art Director and later Production Supervisor for some of the Studio’s finest animated feature films. Anderson’s architectural training and graphic skills enabled him to place characters against convincing backgrounds and he could also tell a story in pictures. His contribution to the collective art that was… Read More »

Halas & Batchelor Reformed

Report by Ken Clark. After 53 years continual production Halas & Batchelor Ltd. has been reformed and removed to 6 Holford Road, London NW3 1AD, not so very far from Jack Straw’s Castle public house off Hampstead Heath. This is John Halas new residence, and building is still in progress converting the sizable garage into… Read More »

GILES – A 50 Years Celebration

On Tuesday 5th October 1993 the National Museum of Cartoon Art celebrated 50 years of Carl Giles art. Report by Ken Clark. “To all lovers of grandmas, cats, airedales, people, and so forth, I thoroughly recommend this.” – one of Giles baby twins had scrawled on the invitation. I am not quite sure whether it… Read More »

Annecy Animation festival 1993

The Annecy Animation festival continues to grow. David Jefferson reports on some of the films shown and the developments in computer technology. The Annecy animation festival is regarded by many as one of the best in the world, certainly it must have the most picturesque setting of any film festival. Annecy is a lakeside holiday… Read More »

Annecy Animation festival 1993 – Page 2

“When Fern gully was complete we had used four tons of paint on 150,000 cels, which is a good vote for computerised ink an paint,” said Bill. Computer animation was used on flying sequences in Fern gully Detailed 3-D computer models were built for all the characters in the sequence. Software capable of edge detection… Read More »

The Jerry Hibbert Masterclass

The Masterclass was held as part of British Animation Week. Ken Clark reports. “Why would any animator wish to work in advertising?” Jerry asked, “There is no say in the creation of an idea – there is no film time in which to create a true character performance – the director is answerable to agency… Read More »

The Jerry Hibbert Masterclass – Page 2

The other major effect on the London companies was the success of Roger Rabbit. It ended the notion that animation features could not make money quickly and changed the needs of those people who buy animation. For the past twenty years, investors in features have been demanding their money back ever quicker. The old Disney… Read More »