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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. As a pre-TV child I grew up with a love of cinema and theatre, and recall performing, writing and painting scenery for my brother’s amateur company in Birmingham. My father made me… Read More »

The Rolf Harris Cartoon Club

Every week our children are encouraged by Rolf Harris to “join today”, and to date over 90,000 have enthusiastically accepted the invitation, reports Ken Clark. The membership of Roll’s Cartoon Club is growing rapidly and much of its popularity is due to the efforts of the talented and open-minded team responsible for its format and… Read More »

The Rolf Harris Cartoon Club – Page 3

“As a further encouragement in this series and to involve our audience at home we have organised an Original Character Design Competition. In the last programme the workshoppers animations were edited into one short film by Wendy Keay Bright.” “The cartoons we show are primarily for children,” added Martin Lamb, “therefore it is only fair… Read More »

The Rolf Harris Cartoon Club – Page 4

We are seeing films from Russia, Czechoslovakia and animation from countries where it is encouraged and subsidized by the State for the entertainment of adults. In this country we tend to think of animation as being something for the kids, perhaps looked at surreptitiously by adults who feel they should not be looking. But in… Read More »

Breakfast with a Blob

Paul Couvella entered two films in the recent ANIMA Festival, one was voted ‘best film’ by the audience and the other chosen by the guest speaker as ‘showing the most promise’. Paul outlines the background to their production. Towards the end of 1986 I was turned down in my application to West Surrey College of… Read More »