Runtime: 85 min
Country: United Kingdom
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.
Volume 1: USA and CanadaUSA:
By the 1920s animation was firmly established in the United States. In this program such animation greats as Chuck Jones, Barrie Nelson and Leo Salkin discuss their work. Excerpts from the work of Walt Disney, the Hubleys, Will Vinton, Bob Blechman, Joanna Priestley and others make this a lively and well-rounded program.
The National Film Board of Canada
The NFBC is internationally known for its outstanding work in animation, Norman McLaren, Caroline leaf and Don Arioli discuss their work for the NFBC, and we see examples of their work as well as that of Eugene Fedorenko, Derek Lamb, Zlatko Grgic, Co Hoedman, Geoffrey Hale and Ishu Patel.
The CBC-Radio Canada/Canadian Independent Animators
Animation in Canada has achieved an international reputation for technical excellence and artistic content. This program presents outstanding examples of work by the CBC-Radio Canada as well as that of independent animators. Artists presented include Frederic Back, Graeme Ross, Andre Theroux, Al Sens, Philippe Bergeron, and others.