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Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Animation, 1945-1970

Post War Animation - The TV Age

‘Animaland’: David Hand and Gaumont British Animation Studios

In 1945, David Hand, the director of Disney’s ‘Snow White’ was hired by the great British film producer J. Arthur Rank (more rhyming slang?) to come to Britain to set up a Disney type animation studio here. They chose not to locate in London or another of Britain’s bombed out cities, but in the picturesque Moor Hall in the village of Cookham-on-Thames, Berkshire.

In its short existence the Gaumont British Animation Studios was a hive of creativity and many animators...

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