Author: anim18

Coraline (2009)

USA/2009/1h 40m/Dir. Henry Selick While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota...

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The Big Knights (2015)

UK/2015/70 mins/ U/Dir: Neville / Mark Astley / Baker In the far off land of Borovia, where dragons are fierce, witches are wicked, scientists are insane, the economy is bad and television is in black & white, stands Castle...

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Japan/2018/103 mins/U/Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years....

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Peter Rabbit (2018)

USA/2018/95 mins/PG/Dir. Will Gluck Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives...

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2000-2018

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline British Virtual Reality Company collaborate with Google The first ever Virtual Reality (VR) 360 degree interactive Google Doodle ‘Back to the Moon’ is made at Nexus Studios (London) by FX Goby....

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Peppa Pig : My First Cinema Experience (2017)

UK/2017/72 mins/Dir. Mark Baker A 72-minute theatrical release comprised of previously unreleased episodes and musical interludes of the animated television series featuring stage-show versions of Peppa Pig and her brother...

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Hercules (1997)

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Disney USA/ 1997/93 mins./ Dir. Ron Clements, John Musker Disney...

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Brave (2012)

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Disney USA/2012/94 mins/ Dir. Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Disney...

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Lupus Films

To learn more about the role Lupus Films has had in the history of British Animation click here....

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Ragdoll Productions

To learn more about the role Ragdoll Productions has had in the history of British Animation click here. NOTABLE TITLES: Rosie & Jim  

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3 Mills Studio

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Bolex Brothers

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The BFG (1989)

UK/1989/88 mins./Dir.  Brian Cosgrove The BFG is a 1989 British animated made-for-television film produced by Cosgrove Hall Films and based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Brian Cosgrove and...

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Early Man (2018)

UK/2018/PG Dir: Nick Park With voices of: Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Richard...

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The BFG (2016)

USA/2016/117 mins./ Dir. Steven Spielberg The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and...

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Rare Studios

To learn more about the role Rare studios has had in the history of British Animation click here....

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Carrion Films

To learn more about the role Carrion Films has had in the history of British Animation click here....

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1990s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Animation Company formed in Scotland Red Kite Animation is formed in Edinburgh, Scotland and produces children’s series such as ‘Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’ and ‘Wendy’. 1997 Peter Lord gains...

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1980s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Creature Comfort's Commissioned Channel Four commission Aardman to produce the Lip Synch series of five films including the classic ‘Creature Comforts’ that earned Nick Park his first Oscar....

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1970s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Pink Floyd's The Wall is Animated Illustrator and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe contributes the double album artwork and 15 minutes of surreal animation to the feature film ‘The Wall’ by...

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1960s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline The Arrow is released Newspaper cartoonist Mel Calman produces his first directed film ‘The Arrow’. 1969 The Clangers Land in Britain  Smallfilms produce the children’s series ‘Clangers’ about a...

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1950s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Smallfilms Established The company Smallfilms is established in a cowshed by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. Their first series of cut-out animation for children ‘Ivor the Engine’ is produced....

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1940s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Julius Pinschewer's King Coal  The film ‘King Coal’ directed by Julius Pinschewer is produced. This is a recruitment and propaganda film for the National Coal Board. 1948 G.B. Animation Formed...

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1930s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Music Man “John Halas and Joy Batchelor worked on Music Man in 1938, before they formed the Halas & Batchelor studio. Halas directed the film; although Joy Batchelor is not credited,...

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1920s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline The Jazz Stringer ‘The Jazz Stringer’ was the first British animated film combining sound with picture and featured the character ‘Orace the ‘Armonious ‘Ound’ animated by Joe Noble. 1928 Jerry...

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Pre 1910s

powered by SimpleVerticalTimeline Britain’s Effort Lancelot Speed makes the short propaganda film ‘Britain’s Effort’ celebrating the British war effort in the First World War. 1918 John Bull's Animated Sketchbook No 15 Here is a...

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Opportunities to Learn Animation

Whether you are looking into learning animation as a hobby, to develop skills you already have or as a career, The Anim18 curated list of opportunities to learn animation should help you on your way.   Art Quest: The Artquest...

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Animation Archive Collections

Although the Anim18 Timeline of British Animation is a great place to start to learn about what was happening throughout the decades, there is always more to learn. If you care to see the history of British Animation for...

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Interviews & Podcasts

If you want to learn more about Animation from Animators themselves, as well as those who work more widely within the film industry around animation then the following sites should have something for you! Animators Resources:...

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Animation Techniques

As you can imagine there so many animation techniques that have been developed over the years to allow animators to bring their animations to life. On this page you will find just a hand full of website that you may find helpful...

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