Friday, February 22, 2013

R.I.P. Bob Godfrey 1921 -2013

I just found out that the influential British animator Bob Godfrey passed away yesterday at the age of 91.

There are more eloquent remembrances elsewhere, of course, but felt compelled to say something as someone who not only has an appreciation for his skill and his influence, but has also become a big fan - thanks in no small part to working on this blog, which led me to seek out his work. I even have a copy of Henry 9 'til 5 on 8mm.

Here is a fomous episode of Bob Godfrey's Do-It-Yourself Animation Kit, featuring Terry Gilliam:

And a short documentary:

Cartoon Brew
The Guardian
The Independent

1 comment:

  1. R.I.P. Mr Godfrey... :(

    Loved watching Henry's Cat...A sad week for Roobarb fans too, what with Richard Briers passing as well....