Bob Balser has been involved in animation production and direction since the 1950s. The collection consists of production-related
material for animated projects produced by Bob Balser and his animation studio Pegbar, a small amount of material documenting
Balser's involvement with the European Animation Circle, and small number of animation-related publications.
Robert (Bob) Balser was born March 25, 1927 in Rochester, New York. Received a B.A in Advertising Arts from the University
of California, Los Angeles (1959). Balser started his animation career in 1955 working for Norman Wright Productions doing
animation-lay-out. He moved abroad in the early 1960s where he settled in Barcelona, Spain. During the late-1960s to early
1970s he co-directed the feature animated film, Yellow Submarine (1968) and was supervision director for the television animation
program The Jackson 5. In 1972 he formed the company PEGBAR Productions and continued to turn out a number of animated feature
films and television programs such as the Emmy award winning The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Fangface. He is an active
member of the International Association of animated Film (A.S.I.F.A) and A.S.I.F.A-Spain and in leadership capacity in both.
He is also active in the European Association of Animated Film and has been a member of International Film Festival Juries.
13 linear ft.
(15 boxes, 12 flat boxes, 2 shoe boxes, and 1 carton.)
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