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Balser (Bob) papers
LSC.2173  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Bob Balser papers
    Creator: Balser, Bob
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2173
    Physical Description: 13 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 12 flat boxes, 2 shoe boxes, and 1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1955-circa 2000s
    Date (bulk): 1970-2000
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: This collection contains both processed and unprocessed audiovisual materials. For information about the access status of the material that you are looking for, refer to the Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note at the file levels. All requests to access processed digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bob Balser papers (LSC 2173). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Bob and Cima Balser, 2013.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by Lauren Jung, under the supervision of Julie Graham, 2013.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7199249 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of animation director Bob Balser and his animation studio Pegbar. Productions represented include Barney, Baydogs, Fangface, The Fantastic World of Minus, Professor Van Dussen's Mysterious Cases, and Off to the New World, among others. Types of material vary for each project and may include: proposals, scripts, and photocopies and occasional original artwork such as animation stock scenes, storyboards, layouts, and model sheets. Also included is a small amount of material documenting Balser's involvement with the European Animation Circle and small number of animation-related publications including children's books, magazines, and catalogs. Some materials in the collection are in Spanish.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Animators -- Archives.
    Balser, Bob--Archives