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The Arrow is released

Newspaper cartoonist Mel Calman produces his first directed film ‘The Arrow’.

1969
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The Clangers Land in Britain

 Smallfilms produce the children’s series ‘Clangers’ about a family of hand-knitted creatures dwelling on a moon-like planet. The Clangers communicate by slide-whistle and live on green soup made by the silver Soup Dragon and blue string pudding. 

1969
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Animated Beatles

Britain’s second British animated feature film was made 1968’s Yellow Submarine, featuring The Beatles music directed by George Dunning and aided by John Coates (TVC London) is released. The film is a psychedelic 1960’s animated classic.

1968
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Terry Gilliam moves to London

Terry Gilliam moves to London from California and soon begins working with the Monty Python team producing his renowned style of irreverent and surreal cut-out animation.

1967
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Camberwick Green broadcast on the BBC

‘Camberwick Green’ a (13 x 5 minute) children’s puppet animation series written and produced by Gordon Murray and animated by Bob Bura, John Hardwick and Pasquale Ferrari was first shown on BBC. Camberwick Green was part of a trilogy including ‘Trumpton’ and ‘Chigley’.

1966
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Cinemascope Animation

Ray Harryhausen makes his first and only widescreen ‘Cinemascope’ format film ‘First Men on the Moon’ based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

1964
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Automania 2000

‘Automania 2000’ directed by John Halas receives an Oscar nomination.

1963
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‘Jason and the Argonauts’ directed by Ray Harryhausen is considered to be one of his best works.

1963
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Australian born Bob Godfrey makes the satirical ‘Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit’ using paper cut-out technique later used to greater acclaim by Terry Gilliam.

1961
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An American in Britain

American stop-motion and visual effect pioneer Ray Harryhausen moves to the U.K.

1960