Thursday, 24 February 2011

Know Your Europeans: UK

This Bob Godfrey short was produced by John Halas in 1994, one year before his death. As the title suggests it was part of a series, with other countries in Europe providing their own shorts along similar lines. Christoph Simon contributed the German short, Aidan Hickey the Irish film, and Abi Feijó the Portuguese cartoon; the series as a whole was produced by Halas and Andi Mindel. Unfortunately, the budget ran out, and the Irish and Portuguese shorts were never released (thanks to Andi Mindel for contacting me with this information).

A clip can be seen online here and the complete short is included on both this DVD compilation and the disc included with Vivien Halas and Paul Wells' book Halas & Batchelor Cartoons: An Animated History.

(Anyone else think that skinhead looks a bit like William Hague?)

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