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“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” — Norman McLaren   Animation is the means by which still images are made to appear as if they are moving – at least, in the traditional sense. In the past, 2D images were drawn on clear cells with slight modifications between them – an arm gradually moving,…

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Halas&Batchelor: An Animated History

Posted by Published on July 1, 2018

Bridgeman Footage proudly represents the legendary Halas & Batchelor collection. Formed in 1940, the Halas & Batchelor animation studio occupies a unique place in British cinema. Pioneered by John Halas and Joy Batchelor, the studio became one of Europe’s most influential producers of animated films right up into the 1970s. Bridgeman Footage represents a wide selection of short and feature length films from this collection,…

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Joy Batchelor – Life in Animation

Posted by Published on October 9, 2014

Who was Joy Batchelor? To celebrate the centenary of her birth and the release a new biography, Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, rediscovers her groundbreaking achievements in the animation industry.     On 1st October 2014 I spent an evening at the Hungarian Culture Centre to hear about a pioneering female animator Joy Batchelor, introduced by her daughter Vivien Halas. I…

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