Halas & Batchelor is 75 on 18 May. Watch out for the new blog by Jez Stewart of the BFI. Join the dialogue and add your own memories of the studio.

This summer Penguin Books will publish a special facsimile edition of George Orwells' book to mark its 70th anniversary using the Joy Batchelor/ John Halas illustrations that were made at the time of the film release in 1954/5.

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. 

From 30 January 2015

Animal Farm in the Netherlands

100 years of Animation Art in Amersfoort. An exhibition at the Kunsthal KAde of animation art will include art work and clips from Animal Farm. 'Move On...100 Years of Animation' will be on view until 10 May 2015 

5 May 2015

Halas & Batchelor 75th birthday celebration
Screening and talk at the London Animation Club

Jez Stewart and Vivien Halas will be presenting an evening of little known Halas & Batchelor treasures. Join us at The Green Man pub in Riding House Street W1 from 7.30pm on Tuesday 5 May

24 - 28 June 2015

Halas & Batchelor 75th birthday and 100 years of Hungarian Animation at KAFF Kecskemet in Hungary

Vivien Halas will be taking part in a conference to celebrate 100 years of Hungarian animation and screening 'Remembering John Halas' and an 'Ode to Joy' with special reference to the contribution John made to the early years of Hungarian animated film.



Animal Farm is 60

John Halas and Joy Batchelor

Due in August 2015