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EIFF 2013 Animation Award Winners' Tribute Work to Williams, Cutler & McLaren

Mikey Please and Dan Ojari, creators of the McLaren Award for Best British Animation winner Marilyn Myller, have made a short film in tribute to Williams, Cutler and McLaren.

 

Mikey Please and Dan Ojari, creators of the McLaren Award for Best British Animation winner Marilyn Myller, have made a short film in tribute to Williams, Cutler and McLaren.

 

Since Mikey Please won the McLaren award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for his latest film Marilyn Myller, he set to work on a very special project. Alongside Dan Ojari, lead animator on the aforementioned Marilyn Myller and director of Slow Derek, the pair took the prize money and set other projects aside to work on The Jolly Dot. The animation is a thank you that sets out to be "a bromantic love letter to three of our cultural heroes as a way of celebrating Richard Williams' 80th, Ivor Cutler's 90th and Norman McLaren's would-be centennial birthday.

The film premièred exclusively this week on our good friends Skwigly's Online Animation Magazine, where you can read the full article. (http://www.skwigly.co.uk/thejollydot/)

Ojari and Please have this to say "we choose to animate a monkey, and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills. Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept. One we are unwilling to postpone. And one we intend to win".

The McLaren Award for Best New British Animation, won by Marilyn Myller at EIFF 2013, was supported by the British Council.

 

 

 

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