Friday, 16 March 2012

BAA 2012

An online poll to determine the UK's Favourite Ever British Animated Character of all time was won by that illegal immigrant from Darkest Peru Paddington Bear, created by Michael Bond. The winner was announced at the British Animation Awards in London yesterday. I assume adult nostalgia dominated the voting, because the animation dates from the 1970's and 80's and was nothing to rave about, a novel but rather creaky mixture of 2D and 3D as though Paddington were an actor walking through his own storyboard. View the YouTube video to see what I mean. Michael Hordern's narration greatly enhanced these short animations made by Filmfair and directed by Ivor Wood. Click the title link for other BAA winners.


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