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Remembering John Halas

April 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Animation studios, British cinema, Documentary films, Filmmakers, Producers

Vivien Halas has posted this filmic remembrance of her father John Halas (1912-1995), who would have been 100 years old today. Halas, whose studio, Halas & Batchelor, made the first British animated feature, Animal Farm (1954), was obviously a seminal figure in British animation and also served as the founding president of ASIFA-International. The documentary […]

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2009 Movie Box Office Break UK Records, While Attendance Also Blossoms

July 25th, 2010 · No Comments · British cinema, Film exhibition, Film industry, Stereoscopic films

While there’s much suspicion about the validity of Avatar’s box office performance due to inflated 3D ticket prices, the UK Film Council’s 2010 Statistical Yearbook paints a different picture. As reported by The Guardian, last year was the best ever in terms of box office takings and the second best year since 1971 in terms […]

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Two Films Added to the New UK Memory of the World Register

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Awards, British cinema, Documentary films, Feature films

  The young David Lloyd George’s dream of David and Goliath in Maurice Elvey’s The Life Story of David Lloyd George. On July 14th, the UK’s National Commission for UNESCO announced the 10 items and collections to be included in its first UK Memory of the World Register, which follows in the footsteps of  UNESCO’s […]

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Alice in Wonderland (1903)

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments · British cinema, Special effects

I just became aware of the British Film Institute’s YouTube Channel which is featuring the first screen version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which was directed  by  Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. The BFI, which is touting its restoration in conjunction with the release of the new Tim Burton film, notes that, at around […]

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4mations Launches

August 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · British cinema, Television animation

Wow! There’s getting to be a delightful glut of films posted online these days. Following the National Film Board of Canada recent launch of their beta site. The Guardian now reports that Britain’s Channel 4, a public-service broadcaster funded by advertising, has launched  4mations, which “it hopes will be an online home for the UK’s […]

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