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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. 

Animal Farm
Animal Farm

1954

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Joy Batchelor and John Halas
Joy Batchelor and John Halas

in Budapest, 1938

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Automania 2000
Automania 2000

1963

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Animal Farm
Animal Farm

1954

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'Halas & Batchelor are my earliest memory of British animation making a mark on the world stage, and having a distinctively British style. Their work has lasted, and remains impressive and important'

Nick Park, Aardman Animation