Stop-motion animator Barry Purves was a guest speaker at the Bradford Animation Festival, UK in November 2011. In this video clip he talks about story structure with illustrations from his latest animation project entitled Plume. Barry has won over sixty major international awards, including Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Film, and OSCAR and BAFTA nominations.… Read More »
Storm is a 9-minute beat poem that has become an anthem for critical thinking people worldwide. At a London dinner party, Tim argues with a hippy named Storm. He describes a society where science is attacked as the enemy of religion, alternative medicine given credence and public funding, and psychics have prime time TV exposure.… Read More »
Toby Jackman’s grauation film from the National Film and Television School is a gentle story that follows the progress of a cat and the characters she comes in contact with along the way. It is beautifully visualised and animated. Toby Jackman’s blog: http://tobyjackman.com/
Another colourful fruit drink advertisement from Oscar Grillo at Klacto Animations. Their earlier Kia-Or advert established a new trend and led to them being commissioned to make the Umbongo for Leo Burnett in 1983, a commercial still shown today. Oscar Grillo was featured in a article in Animator issue number 22 (Spring 1988).
This soft drink advertisement has a strong resemblance to Oscar Grillo’s colourful animation for the Linda McCartney song Seaside Woman. The Kia Ora advert was directed and animated by Oscar Grillo at Klacto Animations. The characters carrying the piano at the end are by Ted Rockley and the complete tracing was by Lyn Rockley. Oscar… Read More »
A colourful and free flowing cartoon made to accompany the record of the same name, released under the pseudonym of Suzy and the Red Stripes, but in reality Wings with Linda McCartney on lead vocals. It was the Winner of The Golden Palm Award for The Best Short Subject at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.… Read More »
A zippy and colourful animation directed by Paul Vester at Speedy Cartoons, London, UK. The visuals were based on drawings Paul did whilst staying in Venice, California, USA. More info: Cartoon Brew
This is the full length feature. Animal Farm was the first British animated feature to be released worldwide. It is an adaptation of George Orwell’s classic satire on Stalinism, with the animals taking over their farm by means of a revolutionary coup, but then discovering that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some… Read More »
This won a British Film Academy Award. It was made in the London studios of TVC. Directed George Dunning from a story by Stan Hayward. The design and Storyboard was by Richard Williams. Read about TVC studios in Animator issue 9.
The story takes place over three days and focuses on how three groups of people (farmers, campers and hunters) use the same countryside in different ways. It was nominated for an Oscar and gained a Grand Prix at Annecy ’89 Animation Festival. The Hill Farm Part 2 Read more about the making of the film… Read More »