Ref NoBG/GR
TitleGreat
DescriptionAnimation based on the life and times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer, set in Victorian England. The collection includes Animation Cel artwork, drawings, sketches, dope sheets.
Date1975
SubjectAnimation
AdminHistoryGreat is a 30 minute comic-opera based on the life of Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The film races through his life achievements with a combination of animation styles and some live action sequences. Richard Briers provided the voice of Brunel. The film which was too long for a short and too short for a feature, was not widely seen in cinemas but it did go on to become the first British film to win the Academy Award for Animated Short Film and also won the best animated film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Credits:
Director: Bob Godfrey
Script: Bob Godfrey, Richard Taylor, Joe McGrath, Robin Smyth, Paul Weisser
Animation: Bob Godfrey, Kevin Attew. (Full list at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073068/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers )
Voice of Brunel: Richard Briers
Voice of Queen Victoria: Barbara Moore
Narration: Harry Fowler
Produced by: British Lion
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/21Godfrey; Bob (1921-2013); Animator1921-2013
DS/UK/39Brunel; Isambard Kingdom (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859); Engineer9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859
DS/UK/42Queen Victoria
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