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The history of the animation cel – Page 2

At this level triacetate has shown itself to be in with more than a good chance. Film Sales’ search for an animation-copy-suitable triacetate cel concentrated on a formulation that provided the highest softening point to withstand that temperature, and one whose production ensures the absolute minimum of residual solvent. Removal of casting solvent could never… 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 »

John Halas Profile

A man with wisdom and experience to guide him By Ken Clark 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… Read More »

John Halas Profile – Page 2

He no longer runs a large studio, although his present offices are quite spacious by any standard. He is now the complete designer, steering projects dear to his heart through the various stages, to the point where he can call on other experts to produce the surplus artwork and attend to the mechanical functions. He… Read More »

John Halas Profile – Page 3

Films made during the war years helped sharpen the intellect. In order to explain, to educate or to inform it was necessary to acquire in the short term a degree of knowledgeable expertise concerning the subject on the drawing board. From naval manoeuvres, fighting fires, growing your own vegetables, war on waste, post-war explanations re.… Read More »