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    Halas & Batchelor Short Film Collection (The)




    Affectionately referred to as 'the British Disney', Halas & Batchelor's highly influential and internationally acclaimed body of work encompassed children's series, public education films, adverts and more. This collection of short films will both remind and reinforce how stunningly innovative, whimsically humorous and subversively entertaining their four-decade body of work actually was.

    The Halas & Batchelor Short Film Collection

    From an uncannily prophetic, Oscar nominated satire on technological overkill and automated gridlock (Automania 2000) to the adventures of of a paper-cutout dog and his friends (Snip and Snap), the films present wide-ranging content in a gloriously inventive fashion. Drawn from an archive that includes numerous international award winners, these animated gems have been newly transferred from the original film elements; all showcase the beguiling humour, questing yet playful spirituality and sheer technical brilliance that characterised the studio's output, serving as both an introduction to and celebration of a unique body of work that is ripe for re-evaluation.

    The Halas & Batchelor Short Film Collection

    SHORT FILMS:

    [] THE MAGIC CANVAS (1948)
    [] FLYING FREE (1980)
    [] THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (1952)
    [] THE FIGUREHEAD (1953)
    [] THE HISTORY OF THE CINEMA (1957)
    [] FOO FOO: THE STOWAWAY (1960)
    [] HABA TALES: THE CULTURED APE (1960)
    [] SNIP AND SNAP: TOP DOGS (1960)
    [] HAMILTON THE MUSICAL ELEPHANT (1961)
    [] AUTOMANIA 2000 (1963)
    [] DODO - THE KID FROM OUTER SPACE: THE KIDNAPPED KID (1964)
    [] TALES FROM HOFFNUNG: THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1964)
    [] FLOW DIAGRAM (1966)
    [] THE QUESTION (1967)
    [] CHILDREN AND CARS (1971)
    [] BUTTERFLY BALL (1974)
    [] AUTOBAHN (1979)
    [] DILEMMA (1981)

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    [] John Halas Remembered
    [] Ode to Joy: A Life in Animation
    [] The Cultured Ape: 1980 Colourised Version
    [] Clapperboard: The Halas & Batchelor Story
    [] An Animated Utopia: the Life and Achievement of John Halas
    [] Image Gallery

    The Halas & Batchelor Short Film Collection

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    • This is a special offer for the DVD of Halas and Batchelor Short Film Collection and is only available while stocks last.

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      • Catalogue Number : 7954271
      • Available Since : 04/02/2015
      • Classification PG
      • Number of Discs 2
      • Picture 1.33:1 / Black and White / Colour
      • Sound Mono / English
      • Subtitles None
      • Region 2 / PAL
      • Time 133 mins approx

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      Halas & Batchelor Short Film Collection (The)

      DVD: Highly influential and internationally acclaimed, the fondly-remembered work of husband-and-wife animation team John Halas and Joy Batchelor encompassed children’s series, public education films and adverts, and they were affectionately referred to as 'the British Disney'.

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