By Paul Thomas I recently uploaded a collection of my BBC Hartbeat films to YouTube. This article covers the background story of those films. I am also planning an exhibition called Paul Thomas at the BBC. It will cover about 15 years. ‘Hartbeat’ was the follow up to the classic BBC TV show ‘Take… Read More »
Halas & Batchelor were responsible for over 40 years of ground breaking animated films. If you are interested in the history of British animation then the Halas & Batchelor short film collection is well worth watching. Not only does it contain 18 complete H&B short films it also has a Clapperboard interview with John Halas plus… Read More »
Click here to watch the Yellow Dustbin Video Yellow Dustbin is a seven minute animated film starring Scratch, Itch and Eve. It is the first Scratch film to be made in thirty years. Scratch last appeared on British television in 1983. In the meantime Scratch and his cartoon pals are alive and well, and… Read More »
Paul Thomas continues his brief autobiography of his struggle to find success as an independent animator. This is a little known fact. I had met with Anne Wood (creator of the Teletubbies) and cast as one of thirteen animators she sought for a new children’s TV series called The Magic Mirror. A major company was… Read More »
Paul Thomas continues his brief autobiography of his struggle to find success as an independent animator. Julian Holdaway was a great help. A rostrum cameraman based in Bob Godfrey’s basement. He introduced me to books, people and places in the animated world and helped sustain my desire for knowledge of my craft. I had learnt… Read More »
This guest post by Paul Thomas gives us a brief autobiography of his struggle to find success as an independent animator. Animate – verb – to make alive or lively. On Christmas day 1966 my present of an Action Man went missing then reappeared later that day. Where had he been? In the new year… Read More »
Happy birthday Paul Thomas and Scratch Scratch creator Paul Thomas celebrates his 50th birthday today (12 January 2012). Also, Scratch is thirty years old this year. To mark this auspicious occasion Paul has written a summery of his life in animation and beyond. Click on the pictures for larger versions. By Paul Thomas I’ve been… Read More »
Just when we thought we had seen all of the Scratch strips from Animator mag Paul Thomas sent us an unpublished cartoon strip. Animator ceased publication before it could be used and Paul has kept it since 1995.