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Magic Canvas

An animated quest for freedom. After the war years the studio made this beautifully fluid experiment in animation, a remarkable achievement before computers were born. The film shows how the union of the material and spiritual natures of man can lead to fulfilment. John Halas with the Hungarian designer Peter Foldes produced and directed Magic Canvas with an original score by Matyas Sieber, a student of Bella Bartok.

This clip is a compilation of more than one scene.

Year: 1948
Length: 10 mins
Production: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Direction: John Halas
Script: John Halas
Design: John Halas, Peter Foldes
Animation: Wally Crook
Music: Matyas Sieber


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