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An animated call to arms against factory closures on Merseyside, mixing Terry Gilliam-style stomping feet with agitprop angst.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 6 mins
Cinema Action were part of a wave of activist groups inspired by the events of May '68 to bring independent filmmaking together with industrial and political struggles. By helping GEC (General Electric Co.) shop stewards to put their manifesto on film they hoped not just to support this dispute, but to call for wider social change. Later that year, GEC 2 was made dissecting the campaign's failure.
- Animation & Artists Moving Image
- United Kingdom
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 1 mins
If you can't stand the heat, Charley, get out of the kitchen and spread your message
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1965 mins
A chorus of coal fires sing for their cut-price supper in this short animated ad for the National Coal Board.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 4 mins
Yo-yo, Pogo and Splat (guess which one's the lemon head?) feature in this innovative stop-motion railway safety film
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1968 12 mins
It’s the 60s – what better way to sell wool than animating a spurious fable about a mile-high naked princess?
Public Information Filler 1969 1 mins
Zippy public information animation on how to keep up with the Joneses - by getting a rebate on rates.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Travelogue 1930 3 mins Location: Liverpool
A tour of Liverpool's sights with commentary by the then Lord Mayor
Drama 1967 3 mins Location: Liverpool
The Beatles' instant classic Penny Lane is colourfully conveyed by this 1960s short film, shot around Liverpool
Non-Fiction 1931 1 mins Location: Liverpool
The Earl of Willingdon, India's new Viceroy, arrives in England from Canada with his wife in this newsreel item
Documentary 1959 4 mins Location: Liverpool
A social club with washing tubs: take a tour of a 1950s Liverpool wash-house
Non-Fiction 1938 7 mins Location: Liverpool
Leaving Liverpool for the last time - a short final voyage for a well-known local figure.
Amateur film 1929 14 mins
Amateur film of the passage to India - complete with guest appearance by Gandhi
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2001 4 mins
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena, including fresh insight into the mystery of The Emperor's pickled private parts.
Advert 1924 4 mins
Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist with little drawing talent. Based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1956 3 mins
Barclays advise West African farmers on where to keep their money via a catchy highlife song and crisp cartoon modern design
Advert 1975 0 mins
Three children stamp the ice cream packs with a "2p off" stamp. Look out for the special packs!
Advert 1925 3 mins
Any Old No. 1 is not good enough for our everyman who insists on Shell motor oil and motor spirit for his car.