Welcome to the Halas & Batchelor Collection website. Here you can gain greater insight into the Halas & Batchelor studio, with details about the studio’s history, biographies of key personnel, awards and an extensive range of film clips. Look out for special events this year as we celebrate 80 years of Halas & Batchelor.
Founded in 1940, Halas & Batchelor Cartoons was the largest and most influential animation studio in Western Europe for over 50 years. In that time, they made over 2,000 films and earned an international reputation for fine animation, extending the medium to explain complex ideas with clarity and humour.
The Halas & Batchelor Collection exists to preserve and promote an extraordinary body of work that reflects the social and style changes of half a century.
Click here for a personal note from Vivien Halas
Two events to celebrate
Halas & Batchelor at 80
This event is now on the LAC YouTube channel: watch it here
We were delighted that the Hungarian Cultural Centre ran a live broadcast in July of the documentary 'The Animated World of Halas and Batchelor' followed by a Q&A session chaired by Martin Pickles from LAC, with Vivien Halas, daughter of Halas & Batchelor, her brother Paul, Animator Joanna Quinn and Jez Stewart, Curator of Animation for the BFI. The online event was held as part of the Insiders/ Outsiders Festival, and you can watch the Q&A online here.