Wednesday, February 9, 2011...9:47 pm

Axe falls on England animation funding

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YouTube Preview ImageVia @jessicakoppe comes a report on the Cartoon Brew web site that Arts Council England has cancelled its prestigious, 21-year-old Animate programme.

According to Arts Council England, Animate Projects (its latest incarnation) will close at the end of March 2011, though the Animate Projects web site may stay online for a while afterwards.

Animate was responsible for a wealth of excellent animation – including the fabulous Yours Truly by Osbert Parker. A real shame to see such a long-running and successful scheme has to be cancelled because our banks made such bad investments… 

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