Bob Godfrey

Biography: Bob Godfrey is one of the legends of British animation. His first taste of working in animation was drawing backgrounds for short films financed by Rank in the 1930s, but it was not until 1952 that he made the first of his own cartoons, "The Big Parade" while working at the WM Larkins studio.
In 1955 he left Larkins and co-founded Biographic, a pioneering new company specialising in animated commercials, thus getting in at the start of commercial television, which launched in London that year. It was while working at Biographic that he began to develop his own unique style, and in 1964 he left to set up his own studio.
The years that followed were highly productive. Godfrey and his team turned out dozens of short films, usually humourous and, often on adult themes. International recognition came in the form of an Academy Award for the 1975 short film "Great", a typically witty animated biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Following this success, he found a whole
Bob Godfrey is one of the legends of British animation. His first taste of working in animation was drawing backgrounds for short films financed by Rank in the 1930s, but it was not until 1952 that he made the first of his own cartoons, "The Big Parade" while working at the WM Larkins studio.
In 1955 he left Larkins and co-founded Biographic, a pioneering new company specialising in animated commercials, thus getting in at the start of commercial television, which launched in London that year. It was while working at Biographic that he began to develop his own unique style, and in 1964 he left to set up his own studio.
The years that followed were highly productive. Godfrey and his team turned out dozens of short films, usually humourous and, often on adult themes. International recognition came in the form of an Academy Award for the 1975 short film "Great", a typically witty animated biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Following this success, he found a whole new outlet for his animation and during the 1970s and 80s produced several classic children's series for the BBC, including the evergreen "Roobarb".

Bob Godfrey was awarded the MBE in 1986.
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