National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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Awesome, Beguiling and Creative: a simple but stunningly imaginative English alphabet drawn by a stalwart member of Cardiff’s cine club.
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Awesome, Beguiling, Creative, Delightful and Engaging: an imaginative, animated English alphabet, drawn by hand and including an interesting hippotamus and a naked cat. Created by Ian Malcolm, a stalwart member of Cardiff Amateur Cine Society, it was entered in the first amateur film festival in Wales, organised by CACS, which took place in 1969 and was sponsored by Penarth Urban Council. Not surprisingly, ‘Animal Alphabet’ won two awards.
See other animations by Ian Malcolm - ‘A Change in the Weather’, ‘Legend of the Red Dragon’, ‘ABZ on Sport?’ and ‘A Child’s Guide to Catching an Elephant Kit’.