Edinburgh Film Festival 1983

Another interesting show was the student animation, ranging from the trailer for the National Film Schools next epic “1884”, very polished, Disney type animation, to some self indulgent experimental films.

The Shadows Move – G.B. Animation

In 1944, the Rank Group set up a small cartoon unit, lust six people and a tea-boy. This little group joined forces with G.B. Instructional Films, and became the nucleus of a much grander organisation: G.B. Animation.

How to build a Zoetrope

The ZOETROPE was a popular children’s toy in Victorian times, and just consists of a drum with vertical slits cut in it at regular intervals, mounted on a spindle so that it can be made to revolve freely when spun by hand.

Animating Christmas Card Cut-outs

Last Christmas as I was idly looking at the display of cards draped above the fireplace I wondered what would happen if the Three Wise Men on their camels found themselves on the wrong Christmas card.