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Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Alternate Title: Great

Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Great) (1975) Theatrical Cartoon

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Bob Godfrey's Movie Emporium, Grantstern, British Lion Film Corporation
  • Cartoon Characters: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Queen Victoria.
  • Voice Actors: Richard Briers, Harry Fowler, Barbara Moore, Angus Lennie, Peter Hawkins, Dick Graham, Imogen Claire, Cyril Shaps.
  • Directed By Bob Godfrey, Jeff Goldner, Ann Joliffe.
  • Produced By Bob Godfrey.
  • Animated By John Challis, Mark Shepherd, Bob Godfrey, Graeme Jackson, Ian Moo-Young, Denis Rich, Kevin Attew, Hester Coblentz, Chris Jelley, Video Animation.
  • Awards: Oscar StatuetteAcademy Award Winner, Best Short Film (Animated), 1976, Best Animated Film, BAFTA Awards, 1976.
  • Music: Jonathan P. Hodge.
  • Editor: Tony Fish, Peter Hearn.
  • Originally Released in 1975 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 28 minutes.
  • Color
  • United Kingdom  United Kingdom

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This is a short animated/musical film that chronicles the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), an engineer/inventor during England's industrial revolution....  (more)

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Alternate Title: "Great."

The first British cartoon to win an Academy Award.

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In the early 1980's, PBS aired a series called "Academy Leaders." The program highlighted many of the best of short subject films of the times. There were two that I remember and cherish to this day. One was the film Raymond Brigg's,...  (read more)

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