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Animation 2018

Coming of Age: A New History of British Animation Part Two

Our varied programme highlights the work of Halas & Batchelor and Bob Godfrey alongside other UK animators.

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Total runtime c.82min

In post-WWII Britain animation flourished as both an industry and an art form. This programme highlights the work of Halas & Batchelor and Bob Godfrey alongside some less familiar players, and features a journey into joyful abstraction through three films by Yellow Submarine director George Dunning. Into the 70s, films like Geoff Dunbar’s Ubu (1978) and Alison De Vere’s Mr Pascal (1979) show that British animation had truly come of age.

Figurehead
1952. Halas & Batchelor

Parents Take Hart
1953. Larkins Studio

The Wardrobe
1958. George Dunning

Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit
1959. Biographic

Automania 2000
1963. Halas & Batchelor

Springtime For Samantha
1965. Vera Linnecar

Note from Above
1967. Derek Phillips

The Ladder
1967. George Dunning

Transformer
1968. Charlie Jenkins

Damon the Mower
1972. George Dunning

Green Men, Yellow Woman
1973. Thalma Goldman

Ubu
1978. Geoff Dunbar

Mr Pascal
1979. Alison De Vere



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