Saturday, 23 February 2013

RIP Bob Godfrey

This has been a terrible month for losses in the entertainment field. I've just read that the great Oscar winning animator Bob Godfrey passed away this week aged 91, just days after Richard Briers, who was of course the voice of his cartoon Roobarb and Custard.

Godfrey's animations were a big part of my childhood, as I watched Roobarb and my favourite, Henry's Cat on TV. But the Australian didn't just concern himself with children's entertainment and, in the 70s, also made the bold foray into animated sexploitation with films like Henry Nine To Five and Karma Sutra Rides Again! which was selected to play alongside A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick himself.

1921 - 2013 RIP

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