An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western Railway, and the Great Eastern steamship (for 40 years the world's largest steamship). Various styles of animation are used to depict events in his colorful life. Written by
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The live-action railway footage used as the basis for one segment was used a few years later in unmodified form for a television ad in the US. See more
Ah, Mr Brunel, what are you designing now? Something we shall find amusing, I trust?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
How about something six times larger than anything like it before?
[Looks at blueprints. Disappointed
Oh, it's a ship.
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne See more