Britain’s Health Cartoon Contest

Britain not only has universal health care, but their National Health Service is supporting animation with a competition to find a new cartoon spokesperson. Five finalists have now been chosen and the NHS has posted them online for public feedback. You can view the films on the shortlist here – and scroll down to see a vintage Halas and Batchelor cartoon, Charley in Your Very Good Health, which introduced the NHS to the public in 1948.

All five are of merit. This one (below) by The Brothers McLeod is perhaps my favorite.


  • http://gagaman.blogspot.com Gagaman

    Yeah, that one most likely has my vote too, though the ‘Modern Martin’ one was really neat too. Bone Dog and It’s In You were kind of…creepy.

  • http://www.andrewchesworth.com Andrew Chesworth

    What a wonderful concept. I love it when animation is used for these sorts of things. Makes it so relatable! Thanks for sharing!

  • PH

    My, the internet is a world of its own! I live in the UK and had no idea this contest was going on!

    Thanks for posting – really nice stuff.

  • Olivier

    I like The Tokkels but my favourite is Modern Martin.