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Magic Canvas

Director: John Halas

Producers: John Halas, Joy Batchelor

Music: Matyas Sieber

Genre: Short

Year: 1948

Running time: 10 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Halas & Batchelor

An animated quest for freedom. After the war years the studio made this beautifully fluid experiment in animation, a remarkable achievement before computers were born. The film shows how the union of the material and spiritual natures of man can lead to fulfilment. John Halas with the Hungarian designer Peter Foldes produced and directed Magic Canvas with an original score by Matyas Sieber, a student of Bella Bartok.


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