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 attendance and interesting events. Read more…

Channel 4: commissioning and purchasing animation
The speakers at this seminar were Channel 4’s recently appointed Assistant Editor Animation, Clare Kitson (N.B. there is no Editor, Animation), together with Rod Stoneman from The Independent Film And Video Department. 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. Read more…

Bernie Kay: Scriptwriting for Animation
Bernie Kay has written scripts for a number of children’s animated TV series, including Bananaman, Telebugs, and The Pondles. He reveals his methods. Read more…

John Halas Profile
Abroad he is wined, dined and feted. Japan is one of his greatest admirers, with Albania and Bulgaria close followers. In America he excites great respect and where in recent times they have acted as host to his exhibition ‘Art & Animation’. A Hollywood studio has just invited him to work on a proposed animated feature concerning the exploits of “The Young Sinbad”. The man at the centre of it all is John Halas. Read more…

Don Bluth on his search for classical excellence: The Secret of BLUTH
Don Bluth talks with Brian Sibley. Don Bluth: My personal history of animation goes back a long way. I saw my first animated film when I was four. It created a feeling in me I didn’t understand, I just knew I loved it and I wanted to be part of something like that. I got a pencil and started drawing, trying to duplicate what I had seen. As I grew up I kept drawing and drawing and I went to see all the Disney pictures I could. I was raised on a farm but I didn’t like mowing hay or milking cows. I decided that someday I was going to leave all this and go to work for Walt Disney. Read more…

The Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland: So the Tail goes on
The Sullivan Bluth Studio came to Ireland initially in 1985 and put the finishing touches to the cel painting of An American Tail. In November 1986 they set up permanently in Dublin, and have since made The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go To Heaven, both fully produced in Ireland. Don Bluth is responsible for the creative/animation side of the company, together with producers John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman and Dan Kuenster. Read more…

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