Animation director Peter Dodd gives a talk on animating Ethel and Ernest at Animex 2017.

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Experts who have worked on best-selling computer games and hit animated films will share their experiences with enthusiasts and industry professionals from across the globe at this year’s Animex Festival.

Animex takes place at Teesside University in Middlesbrough over five days, from Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May. Among the speakers will be Ethel and Ernest animation director Peter Dodd, on the 22nd May at 11am.

http://animex.tees.ac.uk/speakerProfile.cfm?speaker_id=612

Below: Peter Dodd with Raymond Briggs at Raymond’s Sussex home, and working on Ethel and Ernest at Lupus films’ north London studio (2016).

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Televisual article on Lupus Films

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“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

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Ruth Fielding (left) and Camilla Deakin (right) set up Lupus Films in 2002. They are seen here at the premiere of Ethel and Ernest held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema on October 15th 2016.

BAFTA Cymru screening and Q & A at Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

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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:

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The Q&A session after a screening of Ethel and Ernest at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. From left to right Jon Rennie (managing director of Cloth Cat Animation), Roger Mainwood (director) , Sam Wright (lead CG artist), and Darren Fereday (lead texture artist).

Screen Daily article

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Full article here:

http://www.screendaily.com/features/roger-mainwood-ethel-and-ernest/5110776.article

Jim Broadbent talks about his role playing Ernest in the film

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An interview with Jim Broadbent at the premiere of Ethel and Ernest. The premiere was held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema on Oct 15th  and was part of the 60th London Film Festival.

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Raymond Briggs on stage after the premiere screening. (L to R Camilla Deakin (Producer) Roger Mainwood (Director), Raymond Briggs, Justin Johnson (BFI host)

BBC Breakfast report on the making of Ethel and Ernest

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Ethel and Ernest received great coverage this morning on BBC Breakfast ahead of its cinema release on October 28th.

Tim Muffett’s report had interviews with crew members from Lupus Films, and also included an interview with Raymond Briggs at his home in Sussex.

It was also featured on BBC’s South East Today as a regional news item because Raymond lives in Sussex.

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BBC South East Today lunchtime news coverage

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BBC South East Today evening news coverage

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BBC Breakfast coverage

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Tim Muffett and Raymond Briggs

 

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Reissue of the Ethel and Ernest book to coincide with the film launch

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A new edition of Raymond Briggs’ book Ethel and Ernest is being published on the 27th October to coincide with the film launch the following day.

Jonathan Cape – Published 27th October 2016

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