The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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Mr Putty Takes the Stage
Part animation - part live action - part instructional film from Douglas Butcher on 'The moulding of a character in Plasticene'. Made in 1958.
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Playful and mischievous; as the filmmaker sleeps, his clay characters come to life! Douglas Butcher made this film in the nineteen fifties at the time of a claymation revival; the nineteen fifties saw a growth in clay animation in children’s television, and in the movies of the legendary Ray Harryhausen. An accomplished amateur filmmaker from Essex (check out the feature wall of certificates in the film!) Butcher made both live action and animated short films.