In 2017 you can consult the blog by Jez Stewart of the BFI, join the discussion and add your own memories of the studio:

The wonderfully restored collection of 18 of Halas & Batchelors' best ever short films is available on DVD and Blueray, Animal Farm has never looked so good since it's restoration and there are great books about the studio to buy online so don't hold back. Just go to the DVD and books pages and order now!

Saturday October 7 

Figurehead at NFT 1
12.30 at NFT 1 Southbank London 

Jez Stewart presents From Jealous Dolls to Brutish Bulldogs an introduction to his history of British animation

Friday October 20 

Zest in Newick 

Martin Fisher and Kerry Joyce of Zest will be talking about the fantastic work of Zest Sussex, the vital Lewes based project that gives people with learning difficulties and autism structured training to valet cars which helps them to become more independent and gain employment. 

The Barn Centre, Newick Church at 19.30


Thursday November 2

Can Animation Change you Life?
18hrs at the Wellcome Trust, London

As part of the ongoing exhibition at the Wellcome Centre 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life' Jez Stewart and Vivien Halas will present an evening of health related animated films by Halas & Batchelor including, 6 Little Jungle Boys 1945, To Your Health 1956 and Dying for a Smoke 1965

Saturday November 11

Autobahn in San Sebastian

Roger Mainwood will be presenting his first film Autobahn made in 1979 at the festival of Tabakalera, part of a comic book fest of films inspired by comic book art.

It will be screened with his latest production Ethel and Ernest. 

Friday November 17 

Zest for Life in Seaford

19.30 at The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford 
The live action 7 minute documentary by Rosie Baldwin produced by Halas & Batchelor will be shown with My Life as a Courgette 2016 the charming stop motion film about exclusion and inclusion

Wednesday November 22

Ode to Joy in Norwood 

19.45 at Stanleys Film Club
Martin Pickles will present his film Ode to Joy along with the animation masterpiece Loving Vincent



18 of the best short films

Zest for Life 2017

Dying for a Smoke 1965

Ode to Joy 214

Autobahn 1979