If you are confused about how the Alternative Vote (AV) works then think how your cat must feel. This video demonstrates that a novel approach, with a mixture of live action and animation, can bring a subject alive. People in the UK vote on a possible switch from First Past the Post to an AV… Read More »
Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family’s idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and… Read More »
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 »
Bob Godfrey was the voice of Henry’s Cat as well as being the producer. The first episode was screened on BBC TV in 1983 and went on for five series. Scripts were written by Stan Hayward. Henry himself never appeared on screen; the name was an allusion to an earlier one-off Hayward/Godfrey collaboration, Henry 9… Read More »
Felix the Cat cartoons are all magic – beautifully simple, they are entirely visual and do not need sound, writes Godfrey Jones in Animator mag.
A curious cat investigates an empty cardboard box. Made by English animator Simon Tofield using Adobe Flash software, drawing on an A4-size Wacom Intuos tablet. The Simon’s Cat website.
Directed Cordell Barker and produced by fellow award-winning Winnipeg animator Richard Condie. Based on the children’s song “And the Cat Came Back”, it is about the increasingly desperate Mr. Johnson, an old man who attempts to rid himself of a small, yet extremely destructive, yellow cat. It won over 15 awards, including a Genie Award… Read More »
Sheila Graber began experimenting with a Super 8 camera and trial and error methods of animation purely for fun in 1970. In 1974 she won the Movie Maker magazine Ten Best competition with “The Boy and the Cat”.