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Harold Whitaker

4 June 1920 to 26 December 2013

A British animator who worked on Britain’s first animated feature, Animal Farm (1954), Whitaker also worked on Heavy Metal (1981) and Automania 2000 (1963), which was the first British animated short to be Oscar nominated. He received a BAFTA nomination in the Best Animated Film category for The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra (1965).

- Read Harold Whitaker's Guardian obituary here