Joy Batchelor, Britainís most important woman in animation history... her work, her life, her legacy.
Her forty year career as first an animator, then, writer, producer, director and joint creative head at what was one of the biggest animation studios in Western Europe, has never been matched.
Joy Batchelor was also a teacher and an internationally recognised authority on the global animation scene.
The BBC - Remembering pioneer animator Batchelor
Illustrated Review of A Moving Image - armadillocentral ▶
'Halas and Batchelor gave us all the lead. In our early days at Aardman we could only dream of aspiring to their stature. In their heyday, the studio was renowned for innovation and creative ambition, always experimenting with technique, form and style. At the heart of the company, Joy Batchelor's writing, direction and design, especially on Animal Farm, has earned her status as one of the true pioneers of British animation'.
Peter Lord - Aardman Animation
'Joy Batchelor was one half of the celebrated/famous animation studio, Halas &Batchelor, responsible for over forty years of ground breaking animated films, including the first British cartoon feature, Animal Farm. This is the story of the life and work of one of animation's unsung heroines'.
Brian Sibley - Author, broadcaster and film critic
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