Issue 28 – Index of selected articles

issue 28

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 has been used to remove a potentially embarrassing character, reports David Williams. Read more…

The Worldview of Youri Norstein
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, reports Karen Rosenberg. Read more…

Psychology for the animator – Mind over pencil
Animation, like any art form, is a medium for presenting ideas. Some understanding of psychology can help animators when communicating their ideas on film, writes Christopher Barnatt. Read more…

Howard Beckerman New York animator interview
Howard Beckerman worked at Terrytoons and the now legendary Famous Studios. Graham Webb met him at an animation festival and has documented some of his experiences. Read more…

Goblin – a bedroom studio winner
Tony James was one of the finalists in the BBC television Showreel 88 competition with Goblin. He explains the background to the film. Read more…

Bridging the great divide
Computerised video graphics have strongly challenged practitioners of diagrammatic film animation. Ken Clark gives an overview of computer graphic systems available in 1991, and some advice about bridging the gap between traditional animators and computer technicians. Read more…

I’m just mad about Saffron
Paul Thomas is probably the most independent of London’s independent animators. He has turned his back on commercial work to follow his own dreams. He talks to David Jefferson about his latest production based on black and white photographs animated against painted backgrounds. Read more…

Peter Lord interviewed at Aardman Animations
Plasticine animators Peter Lord and David Sproxton gained their early experience animating Morph for a children’s television show. Nowadays their studio is in great demand for television commercial work but they still find time to produce entertainment animation. Report by David Jefferson. Read more…

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