“Spider in the bath Spider in the Bath a creepy crawly creepy crawly spider in the bath. I know he’s only there because he wants to have a laugh…” This is a clip from the animation directed by Graham Ralph. See Graham Ralph: From Spider to Opera in the Animator mag library.
Produced by David Hand at GB Animation as part of the Animaland series. Directed by Bert Felstead with animation by Stan Pearsall, Frank Moysey, John Wilson and Arthur Humberstone.
Allegro non troppo was a parody of Disney’s Fantasia. This is one six sequences animated to classical music. It starts with a live-action sequence representing the animator and producer. Then dissolves to an animated cat who wanders in the ruins of a large house and remembers the life that used to fill the house when… 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 ComiColor Cartoon series was a series of 29 animated short subjects produced by the Ub Iwerks studio from 1933 to 1936. A number of the shorts were filmed using Iwerks’ multiplane camera, which he built himself from the remains of a Chevrolet automobile.
This was the first color sound cartoon ever made. Fiddlesticks was made in two-color Technicolor. It was created by Ub Iwerks who had drawn a frog and his girlfriend for one of the last Silly Symphonies short films while working for Walt Disney. After leaving Disney, Ub Iwerks began the Flip cartoon series with the… Read More »
This very funny film re-tells William Shakespeare’s story using a two headed green monster for Romeo and a white and pink spotted monster for Juliet. Much of the humour was of a lavatorial nature but done in the best possible taste. The director Dusan Petricic was born in Yugoslavia.
This is the first of seven Tom and Jerry cartoons to receive an Academy Award. The short features Tom and Jerry chasing each other in a pseudo-warfare style, making numerous references to World War II technology such as jeeps and dive bombers.
When Magoo Flew by Stephen Bosustow won an Academy Award in 1954. Near sighted Mr. Magoo goes to see a movie but instead mistakes the airport across the street for the theater and takes a seat on a departing airplane.
This is a Russian cartoon about a lonely lady who is an attendant in a public toilet. It is a gently amusing story with a sympathetic lead character. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008. It was made at the Russian Melnitsa Animation Studio by Konstantin Bronzit.