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The godfather of British animation, celebrated for his short films and the children's TV series Roobarb, has died aged 91

Roobarb, When Custard Got Too Near The Bone

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It's a sad coincidence to lose the great animator Bob Godfrey a week after the death of Richard Briers, the man who gave a voice to Roobarb. It was perfect after-school viewing for a generation of 70s kids (and parents) – a great riff on that classic cartoon set-up: a dog and a cat. With its famous wobbly lines and shimmering felt-tip backgrounds, Roobarb had a deceptive charm, set in a world that almost felt like it could have stepped out of a school art class; but of course, it took a master animator to make it look so simple.

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