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Earliest Oswald cartoon unearthed?!

Actual footage of Mickey’s predecessor; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is hard to come by. Disney lost the rights to the character in 1928 and Universal, his new owners, soon had to watch Mickey’s popularity greatly eclipse the Oswalds. Add to … Read more ⇒

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Well technically, Steamboat Willie was the third cartoon made by Walt Disney starring the mischievous mouse, but as it was the first to find a distributor and therefore general release, it’s normally considered the cartoon that gave birth to the head of … Read more ⇒

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Animation Studio in London Colney

For various reasons, certain cities around the UK have become little hubs of animation. Bristol is the most obvious perhaps, with other studios basking in the glow of Aardman’s many Oscars and worldwide reputation. Manchester was once a hub too … Read more ⇒

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Walt Disney’s House For Sale!

That’s right. Walt Disney’s actual house is up for sale. This is where the animation legend lived from 1932 (about when he was starting Snow White) to 1950 (when Cinderella came out). We can’t tell from the listing, but if … Read more ⇒

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A Day in the Life of John Lasseter: Review

John Lasseter is a hero to most animators. He worked at Disney in the 80s, but decided (a little earlier than most people) that they were no longer necessarily the industry innovators that they had been during the life of … Read more ⇒

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Is animation its own worst enemy in the public eye? Discuss

I’ve just finished listening to a short radio discussion between my old boss and animation academic Suzanne Buchan, writer of just about every book written on the subject Paul Wells and some bloke called Philip Dodd (who was apparently ICA … Read more ⇒

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Halas and Batchelor Archive goes to BFI

Halas and Batchelor are often referred to as the ‘British Disney.’ Their work, incorporating advertisement, feature, propaganda, instructional, corporate and short films had a distinctively British look and feel, and showed emphatically that animation’s potential for expression went well beyond … Read more ⇒

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