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British animation: The Channel 4 factor
by Clare Kitson

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Read Chapter 1: Animation and TV or browse the contents page and index.

Sample pages

The Snowman

British animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 68 - The Snowman British animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 69 - The Snowman“Christmas. James wakes up to find it has snowed. In the absence of any friends around, he makes a snowman. That night, the snowman comes to life.”

Images reproduced by kind permission of Snowman Enterprises Ltd. The Snowman (C) Snowman Enterprises 1982, 2008

Peter and the Wolf

British animation: The Channel 4 factor - p197 - Peter and the WolfBritish animation: The Channel 4 factor - p198 - Peter and the Wolf“Peter and his grandfather live alone, at the edge of a Russian forest. In grandfather’s absence, Peter leaves the compound to play on the frozen pond. Soon the wolf comes prowling…”

(C) BreakThruPeter and Se-ma-for

Deadtime Stories for Big Folk: Deadsy / Door

British animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 112 - Deadtime Stories for Big Folk: Deadsy / Door British animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 113 - Deadtime Stories for Big Folk: Deadsy / Door“Deadsy knows he is already a megaguy, but decides he will be even sexier, and will have even more people wanting to make it with him, if he changes sex.”

Deadsy pics (C) Channel 4 Television Corp.

Secret Joy of Falling Angels

British animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 118 - Secret Joy of Falling AngelsBritish animation: The Channel 4 factor - page 119 - Secret Joy of Falling Angels“A variety of animation and optical techniques are marshalled to evoke the confrontation – at first nervous and then increasingly erotic – between a woman and a winged creature.”

Secret Joy pics (C) Koninck Projects Ltd.