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Overview (3)

Born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameRoland Frederick Godfrey

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Godfrey was born on January 27, 1921 in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia as Roland Frederick Godfrey. He is known for his work on Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975), Kama Sutra Rides Again (1972) and The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (1961). He was married to Beryl. He died on February 21, 2013.

Spouse (1)

Beryl (1947 - 21 February 2013) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (7)

He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of The British Empire) in 1986 for his services to the Film Industry in Australia.
His cousin is writer A.C.H. Smith.
His voice became well-known in Britain through his Esso Blue commercials.
Worked as a graphic artist in the 1930's, before joining the GB Animation Unit, financed by the Rank Organisation.
Served with the Royal Marines during World War II and took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy.
Formed Biographic in 1954, which turned out hundreds of advertising shorts fort television and cinema. This enabled him to finance his setting up of Bob Godfrey Productions in 1964.
He started out as a graphic artist in advertising, before joining the innovative Larkin Studio in the early 1950s, where he made his earliest cartoons.

Personal Quotes (2)

Great animation can never save a bad story but a good story can save bad animation.
Great illustrators don't always make great animators. I've known people who couldn't draw at all who were great animators. You can always spot the ones with real talent. They don't listen to you. (in a 2001 interview with the Guardian)

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