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DVDs/ Blurays

To purchase Halas & Batchelor Blu-rays and DVDs, click the images below

Hans Huckebein

More fables based on the adventures of Huck the crafty crow by Wilhelm Busch.
In German.

Classic Fairy Tales

Six films based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson.

In German.

Animal Farm (UK DVD/ Bluray)

Halas & Batchelor's best loved feature on George Orwell's famous satirical fable. It stands out as an animation classic and remains both fresh and relevant. In this special 60th anniversary edition, the film is featured in a new transfer made from original film elements.

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Le Best of 'So British'

A two-DVD pack with 'Tales of Huffnung' and 'Ruddigore' and 18 of the studio's best short films chosen by Halas & Batchelor's French distributor. 

In English and French.

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Animal Farm (Region 1 special edition)

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La Ferme des Animaux (French edition)

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Halas & Batchelor: So British Vol 2 

A selection of short films. In English and French. 

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Snip et Snap Vol 1

In English and French.

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Tales from Hoffnung

A world of rich humour and musical fantasy from Gerald Hoffnung.


Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta made with the cooperation of the D'Oyle Carte Opera Company.

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The Halas & Batchelor Short Film collection

(DVD/ Bluray)

Short films:
Magic Canvas (1948); Flying Free (1980); The Owl and the Pussycat (1952); The Figurehead (1953); The History of the Cinema (1957); FooFoo The Stowaway (1960); HabaTales (1960); Snip and Snap: Top Dogs (1960); Hamilton the Musical Elephant (1961); Automania 2000 (1963); DoDo the kid from outer space: The Kidnapped Kid (1964); The Symphony Orchestra (1964); Flow Diagram (1966); The Question (1967); Children and Cars (1971); Butterfly Ball (1974); Autobahn (1979); Dilemma (1981)


Special features
John Halas Remembered (2015) ; Ode to Joy: A Life in Animation (2014); The Cultured Ape (1980) colourised version; Clapperboard: The Halas & Batchelor Story; An Animated Utopia (2012)

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Halas & Batchelor: So British Vol 1 (French)

A selection of short films. In English and French.

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Animal Farm (German edition)

Animal Farm (Japanese edition)

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Max and Moritz

Wilhelm Busch's naughty comic strip kids brought to life. This series recounts the pranks of these two incorrigible rascals. 

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La Ferme des Animaux (French Collector's Edition)

This includes extra bonus material, including the wonderful comic strip by Harold Whittaker, the vintage 'Stay Tooned' Tony Robinson programme for children 'Down on the Farm', interviews and storyboards, and an educational leaflet. 

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