Saturday, 30 March 2013

Camberwick Green Annual 1975

Camberwick Green and Gordon Murray's other Trumptonshire series had a wide range of tie-ins. Here are some scans from the 1975 annual for the original series; I enjoyed seeing how the illustrators took different approaches to rendering the puppets from the animation, some going for a painterly, semi-realistic style, others making them flat and cartoonish.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Hamilton in The Music Festival

This 1962 film is the second of two cartoons made by Halas & Batchelor about Hamilton the Musical Elephant. Harold Whitaker and Tony Guy animated the short, while Gil Potter provided the backgrounds.


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Animaland: The Ostrich

Another Animaland short from G-B Animation. The studio seems to have been stuck for inspiration with this one: the two ostrich characters owe something to the stars of the earlier short The Cuckoo, and for the climax the birds are downplayed in favour of a fantasy sequence featuring Egyptian hieroglyphics.