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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The Feline Fun
The shenanigans of Cuthbert-Tiggy, the mischievous kitty who enjoys a tipple. An intriguing combo of stop-motion animation and live action.
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This is the second reel in the Jonamation Trilogy, Jonamation referring to filmmaker Jon Coley's mix of stop-motion animation and live-action. Coley had been working under the supervision of fantasy animation legend Ray Harryhausen to produce this film, encouraged by Harryhausen's comment "if you can do a cat in stop-motion, you can do anything".
Coley's films were often a family affair. His father produced the armatures for his puppets, and his mother was often called upon to lend a hand with camerawork. Coley was also influenced by his Uncle Tommy and his hobby of 8mm filmmaking, and it was Tommy that explained the method of stop-motion animating when he was very young. Coley is still animating and making films. Over a 40 year period he has produced over 7000 feet of original Super 8 and 16mm film footage, and featuring 100+ model figures.