The time of the first TV broadcast of Ethel and Ernest has been announced by the BBC. It will be on BBC One in the peak time slot of 7:30 to 9pm on Wednesday 28th December.
November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016
November 22, 2016
The Telegraph article on the BBC Christmas 2016 line up highlights Ethel and Ernest…
November 19, 2016
“Animation outfit Lupus Films has had its busiest year yet, creating adaptations of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Ethel & Ernest. But, its founders tell Tim Dams, Brexit means there could be clouds on the horizon.”
Full Televisual article here
November 18, 2016
Our latest Q&A took place at the Manchester Animation Festival on the 16th November, followed by a screening of the film. Animation Director Peter Dodd joined Producer Camilla Deakin and Director Roger Mainwood to give a presentation exploring the processes that brought Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel to the screen.
The Q & A was chaired by the festival co-director Steve Henderson. Steve is an animation researcher with the animation academy at Loughborough University and is the editor of Skwigly.com the UK’s largest online animation magazine. Skwigly’s review of Ethel and Ernest is here.
November 10, 2016
A visit to Cardiff last night for a screening of the film plus a Q & A after it. This was organised by BAFTA Cymru and it was a chance to catch up again with colleagues from Cloth Cat Animation. Cloth Cat were one of our production partners, handling CG work, TVPaint colouring, and compositing in Nuke. Ethel and Ernest was partly funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales, with the support of the Welsh government.
A recording of the Q&A is available here:
November 7, 2016
Of all the great four and five star reviews we’ve received (see them here) the one that Raymond Briggs was most approving of was in The Evening Standard. Charlotte O’Sullivan ended her piece with the following paragraph.
“Though this incredibly moving film is full of lovely, antique words (Ernest calls Ethel a “daft ha’porth”; his pet name for Raymond is “boysy”), it doesn’t paint the past in pastel colours. If Ethel & Ernest becomes a Christmas fixture, it will be a reminder that national treasures have the power to make and break tradition. Briggs is an iconoclast in sheep’s clothing. God bless ’im.”
The ‘iconoclast in sheep’s clothing’ line received Raymond’s particular attention and pleasure.