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Max & Moritz

Wilhelm Busch's naughty comic strip kids brought to life. This series recounts the pranks of these two incorrigible rascals.

Hans Huckebein

More fables based on the adventures of Huck the crafty crow by Wilhelm Busch.
In German.

Classic Fairy Tales

Six films based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson.
In German.

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Animal Farm

Halas & Batchelor's best loved feature on George Orwell's famous satiric fable.
It stands out as an animation classic and remains both fresh and relevant.


Also available on Blue Ray.

Tales from Hoffnung

A world of rich humour and musical fantasy from Gerald Hoffnung.



Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta made with the co-operation of the D'Oyle Carte Opera Company.

Le Best of 'So British'

A two-DVD pack with Tales of Hoffnung and Ruddigore and 18 of the studio's best short films chosen by Halas & Batchelor's French distributor. In English and French.


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John Halas' favourite films, a
collection of the best animated
shorts and a 12 minute documentary,
Remembering John Halas.

Buy now.
£12 includes post in the UK.

John Halas' favourite films
Magic Canvas
The Owl and the Pussycat
The History of the Cinema
The Stowaway
The Cultured Ape
Top Dogs
Automania 2000
The Symphony Orchestra
The Question

Remembering John Halas,
animators from Halas &
Batchelor, and ASIFA members

To buy the DVDs please click on the covers.


Coming soon
The 'Best of' Halas and Batchelor short films.