Jez Stewart

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Interviews

“I love any animation style that’s got a tactile feel to it”: talking to Harry Plowden, a new voice in British animation

As four of his short films are added to the BFI National Archive collection, we talked to Harry Plowden about finding inspiration in a bowl of cereal, the freedoms of animation and the influence of Michael Haneke.

By Jez Stewart

“I love any animation style that’s got a tactile feel to it”: talking to Harry Plowden, a new voice in British animation
The NHS at 75

Your Very Good Health: how a cartoon helped launch the NHS

By Jez Stewart

Your Very Good Health: how a cartoon helped launch the NHS
Obituaries

Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation

By Jez Stewart

Keith Learner obituary: unsung wizard of British animation
Features

Truly, madly, deepie: Britain’s first fling with 3D

By Jez Stewart

Truly, madly, deepie: Britain’s first fling with 3D
Lists

40 years of Channel 4: 10 C4 gems currently streaming

By Josephine Botting, William Fowler and others

40 years of Channel 4: 10 C4 gems currently streaming
Lists

100 BBC TV gamechangers

By Lisa Kerrigan, Nadia Attia and others

100 BBC TV gamechangers
10 great

10 great Channel 5 programmes

By Elinor Groom, Lisa Kerrigan and others

10 great Channel 5 programmes
Best of 2021

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators

By Lisa Kerrigan, James Bell and others

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators
Features

Animation for the nation: how the COI used cartoons to present the voice of authority

By Jez Stewart

Animation for the nation: how the COI used cartoons to present the voice of authority
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #6

By Jez Stewart

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #6
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5

By Patrick Russell, Jez Stewart and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #5
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4

By Patrick Russell and Jez Stewart

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #4
BFI Recommends

BFI Recommends: Fantastic Planet

By Jez Stewart

BFI Recommends: Fantastic Planet
Features

The best of Halas & Batchelor, the groundbreaking UK animation studio

By Jez Stewart

The best of Halas & Batchelor, the groundbreaking UK animation studio
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2

By Jez Stewart, Patrick Russell and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #2
Britain on Lockdown

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1

By Ros Cranston, William Fowler and others

Britain on Lockdown: The online videos shaping the crisis #1
Lists

The best British TV of 2019

By Josephine Botting, Mark Duguid and others

The best British TV of 2019
Polls

The web video of 2012: contributors s-t

By Jasper Sharp and Jez Stewart

The web video of 2012: contributors s-t
Features

Aisle remember you: the 90s video store

By Bailee Grissom, Will Massa and others

Aisle remember you: the 90s video store
Interviews

Chris Shepherd: “You give the audience a nostalgia massage… and then it turns”

By Jez Stewart

Chris Shepherd: “You give the audience a nostalgia massage… and then it turns”
News

Best of British at the London International Animation Festival 2013

By Jez Stewart

Best of British at the London International Animation Festival 2013
News

Sixty years young: 3D experiments at the London International Animation Festival 2013

By Jez Stewart

Sixty years young: 3D experiments at the London International Animation Festival 2013
Features

30 essential books about animation

By Jez Stewart

30 essential books about animation
Lists

Animated Britain: 8 to try

By Jez Stewart

Animated Britain: 8 to try
News

The ugliest animation at Encounters 2017

By Jez Stewart

The ugliest animation at Encounters 2017
Features

Telling a new history of British animation

By Jez Stewart

Telling a new history of British animation
Features

Puppet thespian: Barry Purves, keeper of the flame

By Jez Stewart

Puppet thespian: Barry Purves, keeper of the flame
News

Encounters 2012: to Mars and back

By Nick Bradshaw, Dylan Cave and others

Encounters 2012: to Mars and back
Polls

The best indie animation of 2016

By Chris Robinson, Alex Dudok de Wit and others

The best indie animation of 2016
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