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John Halas (I) (1912–1995)

John Halas was born on April 16, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was a producer and director, known for Animal Farm (1954), Automania 2000 (1964) and The History of the Cinema (1956). He was married to Joy Batchelor. He died on January 21, 1995 in London, England. See full bio »


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 1994 Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (Video short) (producer)
 1986 Masters of Animation (TV Series) (producer - 1986)
 1984 Doctor in the Sky (Short) (producer)
 1982 Players (Short) (producer)
 1981 Heavy Metal (sequence producer - segment "Grimaldi")
 1981 Dilemma (Short) (producer)
 1981 Hurut kkirály fázik (Short) (producer)
 1980 Bio Woman (Short) (producer)
 1979 Autobahn (Short) (producer)
 1979 Dream Doll (Short) (associate producer)
 1978 Märchen der Völker (TV Series) (producer)
 1970 Children and Cars (Short) (producer)
 1970 Ways and Means (producer)
 1970 The Five (Short) (producer)
 1967 The Question (Short) (producer)
 1967 Dying for a Smoke (Short) (producer)
 1967 Flow Diagram (Short) (producer)
 1966 Ruddigore (producer)
 1965 Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space (TV Series) (producer)
 1965 Single-Use Medical Syringes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Tales from Hoffnung (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Birds, Bees and Storks (1965) ... (producer)
 1965 The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra (Short) (producer)
 1964 Automania 2000 (Short) (producer)
 1964 Midsummer Nightmare (Short) (producer)
 1961 The Monster of Highgate Ponds (producer)
 1961 Hamilton the Musical Elephant (Short) (producer)
 1960-1961 Popeye the Sailor (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Which Is Witch (1961) ... (producer - uncredited)
- Model Muddle (1961) ... (producer - uncredited)
- Weight for Me (1961) ... (producer - uncredited)
- The Billionaire (1961) ... (producer - uncredited)
- Dog-Gone Dog-Catcher (1960) ... (producer - uncredited)
 1960 Foo-Foo (TV Series) (producer)
 1960 Snip and Snap (TV Series) (producer)
 1959 The Christmas Visitor (Short) (producer)
 1959 Habatales (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- I Wanna Mink (1959) ... (producer)
 1958 World of Little Ig (Short) (producer)
 1957 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (Short) (producer)
 1957 The Candlemaker (Short) (producer)
 1956 The History of the Cinema (Short) (producer)
 1954 Animal Farm (producer)
 1954 Down a Long Way (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 The Owl and the Pussycat (Short) (producer)
 1952 The Figurehead (Short) (producer)
 1951 In Time of Pestilence (producer)
 1951 Spring and Winter (producer)
 1951 The Pythoness (producer)
 1951 We've Come a Long Way (Short) (producer)
 1950 As Old as the Hills (Short) (producer)
 1950 Fowl Play (Short) (producer)
 1949 Heave Away My Johnny (Short) (producer)
 1949 Farmer Charley (Short) (producer)
 1949 Charley Junior's Schooldays (Short) (producer)
 1949 R.A.F.: First Line of Defence (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1948 The Magic Canvas (Short) (producer)
 1948 Charley's March of Time (Short) (producer)
 1948 New Town (Short) (producer)
 1948 Your Very Good Health (Short) (producer)
 1947 Modern Guide to Health (Short) (producer)
 1945 6 Little Jungle Boys (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1945 Handling Ships (Documentary) (producer)
 1944 Abu Builds a Dam (Short) (producer)
 1943 Train Trouble (Short) (producer)
 1943 Abu's Harvest (Short) (producer)
 1943 Abu and the Poisoned Well (Short) (producer)
 1942 Dustbin Parade (Short) (producer)
 1942 Filling the Gap (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1941 Carnival in the Clothes Cupboard (Short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

János Halász

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Started in films as an assistant to George Pal in 1928. Produced his own cartoons by 1934. In England from 1936, where he met Joy Batchelor. In 1940, co-founded Halas & Batchelor Cartoon Films. See more »

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