Preston Blair, Small Films and Chuck Jones

Preston Blair

The Studio You’ve Probably Never Heard Of! | Animation Magazine. 2016. The Studio You’ve Probably Never Heard Of! | Animation Magazine. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.animationmagazine.net/top-stories/the-studio-youve-probably-never-heard-of/. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

  • Worked in famous studios such as Universal Studios as well as Disney and MGM
  • Worked on and produced feature films and shorts such as Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi Blitz Wolf and Dumb-Hounded
  • Very nice style, wide range of characters, plus a book to research on about making characters

Smallfilms

The Art of Smallfilms – The Work of Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin: Amazon.co.uk: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin, Stewart Lee, Jonny Trunk, Richard Embray: 9781909829022: Books. 2016. The Art of Smallfilms – The Work of Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin: Amazon.co.uk: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin, Stewart Lee, Jonny Trunk, Richard Embray: 9781909829022: Books. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Art-Smallfilms-Oliver-Postgate/dp/1909829021. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

  • Small British company formed by two people, Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin
  • Most recognisable characters and shows Pagpuss, The Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine
  • Simple characters with a different use of animation
  • Not very interested in the style

Chuck Jones

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.highbrowmagazine.com/4521-inside-world-animation-artist-chuck-jones. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

  • Worked for a couple of animators and companies, Schlesinger Production (who worked for Warner Bros), Michael Maltese, Ken Harris, Tex Avery and Bob Clampett
  • Directed and created characters such as Michigan J. Fox, Marvin the Martian, Pepe LePew, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
  • Lovely style of animation

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