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Bob Balser papers, 1955-ca. 2000s; bulk date 1970-2000s
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
13 linear ft. (15 boxes, 12 flat boxes, 2 shoe boxes, and 1 carton.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.