Bob Godfrey Documentary Bob Godfrey Documentary

A short but delightful BBC special (in two parts) about British animation legend Bob Godfrey. It’s from the early-1970s.

The film contains the following bit of wisdom from Godfrey: “There’s no point in doing something in animation that could be done very much quicker or much easier in live-action. Animation should deal with surreal things, with fantastic things, impossible things, because there are no limitations in animation. The only limitations there are are within the animators themselves. There’s nothing you can’t do. This is the terrifying thing about it, this is the exciting thing about it. You name it, it can be done in animation.”

For a taste of his work, here is a delightful episode of the 1970s children’s series Roobarb, directed and animated by Godfrey.

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