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Mildred
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Mildred

Sponsored film196010 mins

A future Beatles director and former Goon script a beautifully designed comic cartoon for BP

Tropical Breezes
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Tropical Breezes

Animation & Artists Moving Image193011 mins

A British Steamboat Willie? This early British sound cartoon might not have been the first, but it’s a cracker

House That John Built
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House That John Built

Public Information Filler19287 mins

Empire buying begins at home: John Bull gets a makeover in this cartoon promoting British farmed goods

Peter's Picture Poems
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Peter's Picture Poems

Animation & Artists Moving Image19173 mins

A star-spangled sock on the nose for Kaiser Wilhelm, as this wordplay propaganda cartoon meets war crimes with pun-ishment

Green Men, Yellow Woman
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Green Men, Yellow Woman

Animation & Artists Moving Image19734 mins

Even Clark Gable doesn’t live up to his image in this off-beat cartoon about a woman fed up with the attentions of little green men

Rate Rebates 1969
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Rate Rebates 1969

Public Information Filler19691 mins

Zippy public information animation on how to keep up with the Joneses - by getting a rebate on rates.

Fun on the Farm
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Fun on the Farm

Advert19355 mins

Stop-motion cinema ad for Bourn-vita

Bee Boy
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Bee Boy

Animation & Artists Moving Image20056 mins

Bee Boy is destined to spend eternity trapped inside a hive on top of a hill.

Is This Your Life?
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Is This Your Life?

Amateur film19579 mins

An unusual and visually sophisticated commentary on the routine drabness and drudgery of everyday suburban existence.

Superted
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Superted

Children's19759 mins

Don’t tell the Spotty man but Superted has a new friend. A stop motion predecessor of the superhero teddy idea

Cubism
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Cubism

Amateur film19812 mins

The puzzle that kick-started the 1980s comes to life in this amateur animation.

Animated Cotton
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Animated Cotton

Trick film19095 mins

Relax and unwind in rewind with this trick film – if you haven’t cottoned on yet all is not as it seems…

Be a Good Neighbour
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Be a Good Neighbour

Animation & Artists Moving Image19776 mins Location: South Shields

An animation stuffed full of canine cracks promotes the Home Office Good Neighbour scheme in the 1970s.

Bertie's Cave
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Bertie's Cave

Animation & Artists Moving Image192511 mins

A bedtime story for insects by a legend of natural history filmmaking

Tim Marches Back
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Tim Marches Back

Government sponsored film19442 mins

A Peter Strausfeld animation, encouraging the public to use the telephone more sparingly in wartime.

Tracks
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Tracks

Animation & Artists Moving Image198928 mins

A feminist collage/essay film that takes a critical look at certain feminist theories.

Air to Wear
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Air to Wear

Advert19572 mins

As full of holes as his Aertex shirt, Uncle Jeff’s tall tales are captured in crayon in this animated cinema ad

A Cat Is a Cat
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A Cat Is a Cat

Animation & Artists Moving Image19719 mins

…and that is that. A playful animated meditation on our feline friends with some beautiful artwork.

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image from Battle Front in Britain (1918)
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