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Beyond Bagpuss: A History of Smallfilms Animation Studio

Beyond Bagpuss: A History of Smallfilms Animation Studio

Pallant, Christopher ORCID: 0000-0002-1308-2565 (2022) Beyond Bagpuss: A History of Smallfilms Animation Studio. British Film Institute (BFI) . Bloomsbury Publishing, London. ISBN 978-1839022388; 1839022388; 978-1839022395; 978-1839022418; 978-1839022401

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Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, Pingwings, Pogles Wood, Clangers, and Bagpuss - the iconic animations produced by the Canterbury-based Smallfilms studio between 1958 and 1984 - constitute a significant thread of British cultural history. The lasting appeal of the imagined worlds created by Smallfilms is evident in the highly-successful BBC reboot of Clangers (2015-present), which has introduced a whole new audience to the pink moon mice. As well as the shows likely to be famiilar to readers, this history expands the Smallfilms story to include those less well-known animated shows that nonetheless played an important part in the studio's history. Through extensive studio access, interviews with many key Smallfilms collaborators, press and audience analysis, Chris Pallant provides a comprehensive and definitive historical record of the studio's work. Beyond Bagpuss is illustrated with 100 images from the Smallfilms archive, including those that have not previously been published.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: animation; British television; production studies; Smallfilms
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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