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Animation 2018

From Sorcerer’s Scissors to Adolph’s Busy Day: A New History of British Animation Part 1

+ intro by Jez Stewart, Curator (Animation) BFI National Archive

The early years of British animation are brought back to the big screen in this eclectic programme of shorts.

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Total runtime c90min
Advised cert PG
With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos

It all starts here: the early years of British animation are brought back to the big screen in this eclectic programme of shorts freshly remastered by the BFI National Archive. Dance with Len Lye’s peanut-loving monkey, sing along with Anson Dyer’s cartoon Carmen, dodge Joe Noble’s shadow boxing with Sammy and Sausage, and just plain marvel at Hector Hoppin and Anthony Gross’ magnificent Technicolor Fox Hunt (1936).

Sorcerer’s Scissors
1907. Walter Booth

Jealous Doll, Or, The Frustrated Elopement
1909

Animated Doll and Toy Town Circus
c1912. G.A. Smith

Ever Been Had
1917. Dudley Buxton

Geni and a Genius (Series 1 & 2) [Extracts]
1919. Victor Hicks

Popski’s Early Life
1921. Lancelot Speed

Booster Bonzo; Or, Bonzo in Gay Paree
1925

Shadows!
1928. Joe Noble

Experimental Animation 1933
1933. Len Lye

Carmen
1936. Anson Dyer

Fox Hunt
1936. Hector Hoppin and Anthony Gross

Adolf’s Busy Day
1940. Lawrence Wright

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