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

The hard cel – collecting original animation artwork

A personal view of collecting original animation artwork from Stewart Selkirk. Collecting things, from cigarette cards to fine art paintings, can be both a strange and enjoyable business. Strange when one sees the inflated amounts that can be paid by some individuals at auction for a penny black or a signed Picasso sketch. Enjoyable when … Read more

The making of Life Cycle

If you have an idea for a film but never have the time to make it, Neil Carstairs can recommend a two year posting to a remote part of Scotland to get you started. I finished all the drawings for my previous film The Circle and the Square in the first three months of a … Read more

Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey

Bob Godfrey asserted his independence when he left the comparatively safe haven of W.H. Larkins and became self-employed in company with Keith Learner. Although we did not know it then, they were soon to be joined by Vera Linnecar and Nancy Hanna, to become the four corner posts of Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd. Bob won … Read more

Ken Clark chats with Bob Godfrey – Page 3

K.C.: You mean… the narration suffers in translation? B.G.: Yes! Especially puns and ‘English’ jokes. And even the English voices have proved to be a drawback. Richard Briers has a very English voice for the Roobarb series, and then there is my own voice for Hemy’s Cat… K.C.: I think the timing ofa gag suffers … Read more