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Watch the Birdie

Watch the Birdie

What do you mean you’ve never heard of the Ungle-Wungle bird? Take a look at this lesser spotted animated gem

Amateur film 1954 6 mins Silent

Overview

Even David Attenborough hasn’t filmed the Ungle-Wungle bird. It took four animators working in their spare time to bring this rare creature to the screen. Bob Godfrey, Vera Linnecar, Richard Taylor and Keith Learner all worked at the Larkins animation studio but created this in their spare time. They even got special dispensation to enter it in amateur film competitions. The look of the film was inspired by the bird paintings of Paul Klee.