News reports: The Hippodrome Show – Miro Man

The Hippodrome Show Rubicon Studios were teamed up again with Bernard Allum of The Graphics Department to produce a title sequence for Thames TV’s variety show, recorded live from Peter Stringfellow’s top London nightspot, The Hippodrome. Rubicon’s adventurous animation was combined with Bernard Allum’s night-time metropolis under a computer rostrum camera and further enhanced using … Read more

News reports: Bluth commercials – Huxley Pig

Bluth commercials Sullivan Bluth Studios, as part of its venture into TV commercials production, has recently completed three new Irish commissions: Hacks Lozenges (Wardell Roberts) through Hunter Advertising, Howards Flour through Davitt & Partners, and Bord Gais through Irish International Advertising and Marketing. In the past year, Sulliyan Bluth’s commercials production has turned over a … Read more

News reports: Charlie Chalk – M.E.D.I.A. 92

Charlie Chalk Charlie Chalk is a new series by Ivor Wood, creator of Postman Pat. There are thirteen episodes of stop-frame animation which are gentle and humorous, set to appeal to young audiences worldwide. It was broadcast on BBC 1 earlier this year. The happy-go-lucky clown, Charlie Chalk, sets off on a fishing trip in … Read more

The USA scene – Report from John Cawley

Filmation has closed its doors for possibly the last time. The studio, known for such series as the first tv Superman cartoons, Fat Albert and He-Man, gave employees one hour to gather their personal belongings and leave in early February. Reasons for the sudden action is said to be related to the recent scale of … Read more