6 de junho de 2010

"Masters of Animation Vol.2 - Great Britain, Italy, France" (1986)

Masters of Animation Vol.2 - Great Britain, Italy, France (1986)

Runtime: 87 minutes
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Color: Colour

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0179030/

Director: John Halas

Description: A series of four programs produced and directed by John Halas. Over 10 years in the making, Masters of Animation represents the peak achievements of 7,000 artists from 13 countries. Produced and directed by John Halas, former president of the International Animated Film Association and award-winning animator, the series provides an opportunity to experience the exciting diversity of the world's leading animation artists. In addition, viewers are treated to examples of state of the art animation technology.

Within the European community Great Britain played a leading role in establishing animation as sophisticated entertainment. Interviews with John Halas, Joy Batchelor, and John Coates combine with works by Dunning, Godfrey, Grgic, and others to present the best of British animation.

The humor and artistry of Italian animation have their origins in the Renaissance. Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini discuss their films, while excerpts from the work of Manfredi, Cavandoli, Manuli, Lagana and Bozzetto round out this overview.

France was a leader in the development of animated pictures. Today, French animators use a wide variety of styles and techniques. Works by Grimault, Alexeieff, Parker, Foldes, Lenica, Laguionie and the Gaumont Studios illustrate this variety.