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.

Just out! Penguin Books have published a wonderful 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

Now 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. 

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. 

26 September

Automania 2000 in Rennes

AFCA, the Association du Cinema d'Animation will screen Automania 2000 as part of their annual meeting of volunteers to promote ideas and discussions about animation and education

04 October

Halas & Batchelor short films in Sheffield
Cinema for All 

17 October

Animal Farm with Owl and the Pussycat at 
The Crypt in Seaford

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

Just out with Penguin Books

Ode to Joy

The Owl and the Pussycat