• Women In British Animation: Gillian Lacey

    Women In British Animation: Gillian Lacey0

    “When the Leeds workshop started there was very little challenging animation being done and as a result there was always an excited audience waiting to see what the next films would be.” —Gillian Lacey

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  • Women in British Animation: Candy Guard

    Women in British Animation: Candy Guard0

    “I just want to make people laugh. Not by being silly – but by being truthful.” —Candy Guard In her student days at Newcastle Polytechnic and St Martins School of Art, Candy Guard hoped to enter live-action filmmaking. But instead, she found herself being tugged towards the world of cartoons. “I started to put ideas

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  • Women in British Animation: Thalma Goldman Cohen

    Women in British Animation: Thalma Goldman Cohen1

    “Sex has become very commercialized. But people are moving away from cheapness, it abuses them.” —Thalma Goldman Cohen In 1976, Screen International cast an eye over the position of women filmmakers in Britain. “If British Cinema, to its shame, can boast few female directors as yet,” read the article, “one field in which women seem

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  • Women in British Animation: A Short Introduction

    Women in British Animation: A Short Introduction0

    While the United Kingdom never had an animation industry on the same scale as those of the United States, Japan or Russia, the country has long played host to a vibrant subculture of experimental animation. Animation, like any other medium, started out as an experimental endeavour. In Britain, it was pioneered by turn-of-the-century filmmaker Arthur Melbourne-Cooper,

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