Bob Godfrey 1921-2013
February 23, 2013 12:04 AM Subscribe
posted by louche mustachio (12 comments total)
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On Thursday, February 21st, influential British animator Bob Godfrey
passed away at the age of 91. (Guardian
, and yes, even the Daily Mail.
Godfrey created the televison series Henry's Cat
, and Noah and Nelly
He won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for his 1975 film Great
, a satirical biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
In 1961, he made a short, Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit
which eventually spawned the Do It Yourself Animation Show
, which showed people the ways of tabletop animation and influenced many young British animators:
Episode 1, First, Catch Your Camera
is not available, but...
(This is the one with Terry Gilliam, as featured here in a previous thread I cannot link to here, for it borks my post.)
Godfrey is also the subject of this BBC2 documentary (an episode of their series The Craftsmen
He directed many other wonderful short films, including Henry 9 til 5, Alf and Bill and Fred
, and Kama Sutra Rides Again
(which was banned until Stanley Kubrick chose to play it before the premiere of A Clockwork Orange