Issue 16 – Index of selected articles

Issue number 16 – Summer 1986. Ken Clark chats with John Coates John Coates talks about the TVC animation studio and how it survived after the loss of its founder George Dunning. Will the REAL Walt Disney… Brian Sibley has been reading two biographies of Walt Disney; Leonard Mosley ‘s Real Walt Disney and Richard … Read more

Issue 16 – Front cover

Animator. Summer 1986. Issue number 16. Front cover illustrations: Paintings from Channel Four Summer 86 titles animated by Animus Productions. Tony White, director of Animus Productions, working on Channel Four Summer 86 titles.

Will the REAL Walt Disney…

Brian Sibley has been reading the two recently published biographies of Walt Disney. Two biographies of Walt Disney? Published in the same week? What can be so fascinating about the man? Well, to begin with, he is the greatest dream-merchant of this, or any, age: the creator of a pantheon of cartoon gods and goddesses … Read more

Will the REAL Walt Disney… – Page 2

Trifling errors all, if they weren’t so numerous and if they didn’t cast serious doubt on the thoroughness of Mosley’s research. Since they are (Disney archivist David R. Smith has listed over 100 of them) and since they do, one is left wondering how accurate are the central claims of his book – such as … Read more

Walt Disney’s Pinocchio – Animation Masterwork – Page 2

The characters, like those in Snow White, are sharply delineated: a cast of players, humorous and dramatic, who compensate for the somewhat insipid personality of Pinocchio himself. First and foremost there is Jimmy Cricket – voiced by veteran Hollywood entertainer, Cliff Edwards, and visualized by the young Disney animator, Ward Kimball (who was on the … Read more

Tony White’s Animator’s Workbook

David Jefferson went along to the Animus animation studio in London to meet Tony White, author of a new book on animation techniques called The Animator’s Workbook. David Jefferson: What prompted you to write The Animator’s Workbook? Tony White: When we were making Cathedral, a year-and-a-half ago, we had a full time staff of forty … Read more