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 personnelawards 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. 

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The National Holodomor-Genocide Museum in Ukraine is preparing a set of publications about the inequality, crimes and bureaucracy among top USSR authorities, which will include images from Animal Farm. The museum will also be featuring images from the Halas & Batchelor film on the social media publicity campaign.

 All texts, unless otherwise credited are © Vivien Halas, 2020

Joy Batchelor and John Halas

in Budapest, 1938