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Children and Cars

UK, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 14)

Director: John Halas

Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands into an animated cartoon world of fantasy.

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The Magic Canvas

UK, 1948
Beautiful study in animation giving a lovely play of movement, colour, and music, merging form and idea in a painter's fantasy. ... More »

Painter and Poet, No. 3: In Time of Pestilence

UK, 1951
Four short films (Nos. 1 and 2 were shown at Olinda) made for the Festival of Britain. Paintings and drawings were specially executed to match the poems. ... Painter and Poet, No. 3: In Time of Pesti… More »

Painter and Poet, No 4: John Gilpin

UK, 1951
Four short films (Nos. 1 and 2 were shown at Olinda) made for the Festival of Britain. Paintings and drawings were specially executed to match the poems. ... Painter and Poet, No. 4: John Gilpin (by … More »

Shoemaker and the Hatter

UK, 1952
A defence of free trade. The hatter and the shoemaker are neighbours. The hatter makes one hat which he intends to sell at a high price; he secures a ban on the importation of hats. The shoemaker bel… More »

ANIMAL FARM

UK, 1954
This adaptation of George Orwell's famous political fable is the first major attempt to use the animated film as a means of telling a serious and adult story. As a considerable feat of animation &nda… More »

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