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ANIMATION FILMS

Peter Hickling (Surrey)
A collection of the work of this well-known amateur, notable for his prolific competition entries of the 60s and 70s. These transfers were made from the maker's own 16mm film prints or originals.

1. THE RUSH HOUR
A cartoon essay about travelling to work, made in 1967.
Ten Best 3 stars 1967; IAC Commended 1975

Animation
b&w
5.mins


2. DECIBELS IN THE AIR
The abstract images illustrate the voices and sounds of a short-wave radio. The film includes a specially-written song by Pat Wells. Made in 1967.
Ten Best 4 stars 1970; IAC Very Highly Commended 1974

Animation
4.mins


3. THE GENERATION GAP
Mr Hubert Cashworthy dreams of being younger, rich and full of 'style'. Made with the assistance of the British Film Institute and Bob Godfrey Films in 1970.

Animation
11.mins


4. COLOSSUS
Dominated by his wife, a man escapes into his daydreams. Made in 1971.
Ten Best Gold Star 1975; IAC Very Highly Commended 1975

Animation
5.mins


5. BLINKIE DOWN THE HATCH
The zany adventures of a man who applies for a job as a waiter in an Italian restaurant. Made in 1973.
Ten Best 4 stars 1975; Ten Best 4 stars 1976; IAC Certificate of Merit 1974

Animation
9.mins


6. MAN AND THE MOTOR CAR
From earliest times, man looked for a comfortable means of getting from place to place. Finally, he developed the motor car - with its inevitable devastation. Made in 1968.
Ten Best Gold stars 1974; IAC Commendation 1975

Animation
5.mins


7. THE TRANSIBERIAN EXPRESS
A musical fantasy which looks at the people and animals met by this demon of the rails. Made in 1972.
Ten Best 4 stars 1976; IAC Award of Merit 1976

Animation
4.mins


8. WONDER PUSS AND ULTRA TWEET
The strange and surreal adventures of a green cat and a yellow budgie. Made in 1977.

Animation
5.mins


9. GRAHAM THE OSTRICH
A tale which proves that burying one's head in the sand can actually achieve a result ... Made in 1971.
Ten Best 4 stars 1975; IAC Award of Merit 1975

Animation
5.mins


10. THE GREEMAN
A young Greek boy goes fishing and discovers a weird and magical creature. Made in 1974.
Ten Best 4 stars 1979; IAC Commendation 1979

Animation
8.mins


11. HERBERT THE HEDGEHOG
The story of a prickly little animal who is abducted by gypsies. Made in 1971.
Ten Best 4 stars 1975; IAC Award of Merit 1975

Animation
5.mins


12. RUNAWAY OSTRICH
Evading his keeper, an ostrich flees from the zoo and takes a young boy for a high-speed ride. Made in 1966.
Ten Best 3 stars 1970; IAC Very Highly Commended 1974

Animation
b&w
4.mins


13. ILMONDO
In darkest Africa a hippo seeks the help of other animals to solve a problem. Made in 1970.
Ten Best 4 stars 1974; Ten Best 4 stars 1976; IAC Highly Commended. 1976

Animation
5.mins


14. SPACE RIDER
A character known as 'Blob' takes a lad on a musical journey around the universe. Originally conceived in 1978 and produced over many years; completed in 1991.

Animation
7.mins


15. THE MYSTERIOUS MOON
A documentary, with live-action inserts featuring Paul Hickling, about Earth's nearest neighbour in space. Made in 1975.
Ten Best 4 stars 1976; IAC Highly Commended. 1976

Dramatised
Documentary
Animation
8.mins


16. THE FICKLE FROG
After upsetting all the creatures in his pond, a frog is lured to another pond - where danger awaits. Made in 1965.
Ten Best 4 stars 1967

Animation
7.mins


17. A WOODLAND ADVENTURE
A tale which begins when a rabbit is captured by a fox ... Made in 1966.
Ten Best 4 stars 1968; IAC Commendation 1969

Donated by the maker.

Animation
7.mins


Running time 103  mins.

Unavailable for hire at present.


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