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A future Beatles director and former Goon script a beautifully designed comic cartoon for BP
Sponsored film 1960 10 mins
Meet Mildred. A delightfully dotty older lady who’s carefree attitude means you need to be careful around her. Not the most obvious route into a sponsored film about BP’s air fuelling operation, but these are not the most obvious scriptwriters. Michael Bentine was embarking on “It’s a Square World” and Dick Lester would go on to direct features with The Beatles, and films in the Superman franchise.
Co-directors Nancy Hanna and Vera Linnecar already had a couple of decades in the animation industry under their belts. Their time at the innovative Larkins Studio under the liberating guidance of Art Director Peter Sachs had put them at the cutting edge of cartoon design in Britain.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1979 12 mins Silent
A relationship liable to blow up at any moment is at the heart of this animated short about a man and an inflatable sex doll
The Christmas Visitor
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1958 7 mins
The Night Before Christmas meets Toy Story in this charming British cartoon from 1958.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 7 mins
A nutty professor meets a very hungry caterpillar in this animated chase cartoon brimming with swinging 60s backdrops.
Dear Margery Boobs
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1977 5 mins
Agony Aunt finds her romantic match in a man with increasingly complicated sex fantasies.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2012 4 mins
Gothic-tinged animation, presenting the final day of a fox, who is being sentenced to death for murdering his rabbit lover.
The Mail Goes Through
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1947 10 mins
Witness the no-so-great train robbery in this post-war cartoon, produced "in glorious monochrome"
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Journey back to the 50s where the boys of Eastbourne College enjoy a jolly good time square bashing, parading, playing rugby and athletics, rowing on the River Ouse and touring.
Hove, Horsham and Horses
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes
The Queen visits Hove's Greyhound Stadium
Amateur film 1962 4 mins Silent Location: Hove
Travel back in time to 1962 and see bubble cars on the road, service at the garage as it used to be and the Queen and Prince Philip paying a visit to Hove's Greyhound Stadium.
Ploughing at Fulking and views of Shipley Mill
Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
Frank Gregory captures rural West Sussex in this charming film from 1969 - featuring Shire horses at a ploughing match and excellent views of a spinning Shipley Mill