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Balser (Bob) papers
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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 Feet (15 boxes, 12 flat boxes, 2 shoe boxes, and 1 carton)
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