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A quick guide to British animation with activities to try
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ANIMATED AR TRAIL
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British Animation: The Channel 4 FactorIn the 1980s and 1990s, Channel 4 flourished as a world champion of televised animation. In this fascinating book, Clare Kitson (winner of three Academy Awards for animation) celebrates a groundbreaking era.
Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation“This encyclopedic survey of commercial and fine art animation is well illustrated and international in scope; few new books on animation contain as much material as this important volume.”
A Mirror for England: British Movies from Austerity to Affluence“Books on the history of British cinema often overlook animation. Raymond Durgnat’s seminal 1970 volume A Mirror for England: British Movies from Austerity to Affluence is a key exception; after briefly touching upon Animal Farm and namechecking Dustbin Parade and Richard Williams during the course of the book he dedicates his final sub-chapter to the subject of animation in Britain.”
Ray Harryhausen: An Animated LifeAnecdotal, insightful and honest, An Animated Life features hundreds of photos from Ray’s personal archive. It explains the basics of special effects and stop-motion animation, what it was like to work with actors including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith and Lionel Jeffries, and how his creations were ultimately the real stars of the movies.
They Thought It Was a Marvel“The authors succeeded in penning a volume of over five hundred pages on a man whose combined extant filmography clocks in at under half an hour. This is a testament both to the scholarship of de Vries and Mull and to the genius of Melbourne-Cooper, whose films are still able to charm and fascinate today.”
Animation WebsitesWant to learn more about animation, from techniques to interviews with animators and much more! Feel free to explore our curated list of online resources, all of whom have the Anim18 stamp of approval!
Click the following headings to be taken to the Skwigly site to access the podcasts: Podcast Episodes 1 to 6 Including interviews with Peter Lord, Barry Purves, Fraser MacLean & Colin Harding, David Sproxton, Paul Bush, Kieran Argo & A Productions to name a...read more
Join Skwigly’s Ben and Laura-Beth as they explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animation that deals with themes of love, relationships and sexuality. Intimate Animation #1 – Michaela Pavlátová Intimate Animation #2 – Anna Ginsburg Intimate Animation #3 –...read more
THE SECRET OF KELLS: FILM GUIDE A film guide that looks at The Secret of Kells (2009), an Oscar-nominated hand-drawn animation about a boy living in mediaeval Ireland who must complete a magic manuscript. This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE...read more
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 programme at University of the Arts London...read more
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 yourself,then the following archive collections...read more