Halas & Batchelor is 75 this year. Please visit the new blog by Jez Stewart of the BFI, join the discussion and add your own memories of the studio.

This August Penguin Books will publish a special facsimile edition of George Orwells' fable to mark its 70th anniversary. Joy Batchelor and John Halas illustrated this edition to promote the film in 1954

Just released on DVD and Blu-ray is the newly restored collection of 18 of Halas & Batchelors' best ever short films

Continuing in 2015

A celebration of Joy Batchelor 

Available at Southbank Publishing on on Amazon 'A Moving Image' Joy Batchelor 1914 -1991 by Vivien Halas with contributions by Brian Sibley, Jez Stewart of the BFI, Clare Kitson, Jim Walker and Paul Wells. 

1 to 7 September 

Animal Farm in Argentina

Animal Farm will be screened at the Carton Film Festival for the first time ever in Buenos Aires.

19th September

Animal Farm in Bristol at
Animated Encounters

Vivien Halas will introduce Animal Farm with Automania 2000 and The History of the Cinema at the Watershed Bristol at 11.30 in Cinema 3 

All three films are newly restored and on HD. 

17 October

Animal Farm with Owl and the Pussycat at The Crypt

FilmSpot will be screening Animal Farm as well as The Owl and the Pussycat and organising a fun day of animation workshops and drawing for adults and children as part of The Big Draw.

Details to follow 

24 October

Animal Farm in Isfield

FilmSpot will present an evening of Animal Farm in the Village Hall at 19.30 hrs with an illustrated talk by Vivien Halas. Come early for a glass of wine!

12 November

An Ode to Joy in Lewes

Vivien will talk about one of the unsung heroines of British animation, Joy Batchelor and present some of her amazing films at Link Up in The Chapter House Southover High Street at 14.15hrs



18 of the best short films

Animal Farm 1954

Out in August 2015

Ode to Joy