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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 1. 1962.

Made with British Labour

Made with British Labour

Actually, experiment is not entirely dead in Britain either. While Dick Williams' The Little Island drew almost unanimous critical acclaim, others have been active in a quiet way. Not many admittedly—the British cartoons reflect the general moribund state of British filmmaking as a whole.

Those who saw Saturday Night and Sunday Morning will remember The Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit from Biographic, a successor to their equally successful Polygamous Polonious. The way these hilarious cartoons are quietly slipped into programmes unsung and unhonoured is indicative of the status of cartoons in the cinema—the feeling amongst distributors seems to be that they are simply useful as supporting material or for the kids' matinees.