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Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove

  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove
  • Fellowship Award: Brian Cosgrove



If the purpose of the Manchester Animation Festival is to celebrate the past, present and future of Manchester animation, then we must start right at the very beginning when Cosgrove met Hall. Brian Cosgrove and the late Mark Hall founded a company that would go on to enrich the lives of children and adults alike with their wonderful television programs such as Chorlton and the Wheelies, Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse and Duckula as well as a foray into feature length action with the BFG (reported to be the only adaptation of his books that author Roald Dhal was ever pleased with) and lay the foundation for an animation industry that still thrives today in the north west of England.

For over twenty five years the pair ran Manchester-based animation studio, Cosgrove Hall Productions/Films. Together, the studio built a reputation for quality and became one of the largest animation houses in Europe. During its multi generational run the studio also produced Fifi and the Flower Tots and Roary the Racing Car (for Chapman Entertainment) as well as Postman Pat (for Entertainment Rights).

Brian is also the recipient of a BAFTA Special Award for his lifetime contribution to children’s animation. All of this incredible success started in a shed in Manchester. Join us for a look back at Cosgrove Hall’s finest work as we chat with Brian Cosgrove and present him with the Manchester Animation Festival 2015 Fellowship Award.

Date & Time: Tue, 17 Nov - 18:30
Approx. Runtime: 90 mins
Venue: Cinema 1
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