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‘The Last Belle’ by Neil Boyle (Updated)

The Last Belle is an animated short featuring two characters journeying towards a blind date: Wally, who suffers a nightmarish drunken trip through London as he races against the clock to the rendezvous; and Rosie, who waits in a bar dreaming of how wonderful her date is going to be….if he ever shows up.​

Directed by Neil Boyle, the film was hand-drawn on paper, hand-painted onto cels, then shot directly onto 35mm film with a rostrum camera. Certainly among the last animated films that will be made in this manner. Learn more about the film on its official blog. Or read Cartoon Brew’s earlier post about The Last Belle.

UPDATE: Neil Boyle was also one of the two lead animators on Sylvain Chomet’s couch gag for The Simpsons. Read more about his involvement here.