Finding Aid for the Bob Balser Papers LSC.2173

Finding aid prepared by Lauren Jung, 2013
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated on 2020 August 27.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu


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

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A gua que bebemos publication 1982

box 14

Academy Awards invitations and ephemera for the 72nd and 74th Annual awards 2000, 2004

box 14

Academy Awards reminder lists, rules, and schedules (9 items) 1997-2001

box 3

AFI Report: Animation 1974

box 13

Alexandrow Glauert Film and AV Produktion GMBH company undated

box 7

Alexandrow Glauert Film and AV Produktion GMBH, Tope Film, and European Animation Circle - contracts and legal documents 1989-1992

box 6

Alexandrow Glauert Film and AV Produktion GMBH, Tope Film, and European Animation Circle - contracts and legal documents 1990-1992

box 9

Alf Laila Wa-Laila (A Thousand and One Nights) - project portfolio 1992

box 5

Alfred in Wonderland - presentation (2 items) undated

General note

With Oscar, Secret Agent plot summary.
box 28

American Cinematographer magazine 1982

box 24

Animation catalogue Europe 1993

box 26

Animation Magazine (19 items) 1997-2012

box 28

Animation Magazine (7 items) 1987-1989

box 30

Animatographe magazine 1987

box 3

Anna Miquel catalog (2 items) undated, 1991

box 14

Articles about animation written in Spanish undated, 1992

box 3

Artype tenth anniversary catalog 1955

box 25

ASIFA 30th Anniversary catalog 1990

box 26

ASIFA Annie Awards programs (3 items) 2007-2009

box 25

ASIFA Italy animation studio directory 1991-1992

box 25

ASIFA List of Animation Schools (2 items) undated

box 26

ASIFA Magazine (8 items) 2003-2004, 2008-2010

box 26

ASIFA Magazine Canada 1998

box 25

Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA) material undated

box 30

Assorted documents, magazines, and correspondence undated

box 30

Atelier Animation Annecy 20th Anniversary undated

box 2

Audiocassette tapes (20 items) undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS UNPROCESSED AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are not currently available for access, unless otherwise noted below. If you have questions about this material please email spec-coll@library.ucla.edu.
box 2, case 1

Fang Face yrlsc_2173_002_001 1979 May 11

Creator: Balser, Bob
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 00:11:08)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are available for access. All requests to access digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
box 2, case 2

The Story of Color yrlsc_2173_002_002 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 00:23:25)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are available for access. All requests to access digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "The Story of Color" Border and Company Fostertown Rd. Medford, New Jersey USA 609-235-8222
box 2, case 3

Highlights of Score "Story of Color" yrlsc_2173_002_003a undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 00:09:39)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are available for access. All requests to access digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
box 2, case 3

Complete Selections of Score "Story of Color" yrlsc_2173_002_003b undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 00:14:08)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are available for access. All requests to access digital materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
box 1

Audiocassette tapes (30 items) undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

CONTAINS UNPROCESSED AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials are not currently available for access and will require further processing and assessment. If you have questions about this material please email spec-coll@library.ucla.edu.
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Aviones 1971

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Barnaby y los fantasmas 1988

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Barney - books 1988

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Barney - correspondence, production contract, proposal, and budget information 1987-1989

box 16

Barney - illustrations undated

box 15

Barney - model sheet photocopies ca. 1988

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Barney - model sheet photocopies undated

box 16

Barney - model sheets photocopies undated

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Barney - presentation undated

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Barney - storyboard photocopies undated

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Barney Gets Ready for Christmas - outline undated

box 16

Barrabs and La Codorniz - magazines 1975

box 1

Baydog - audiocasette tapes (5 items) undated

box 11

Baydog - layouts (7 folders) undated

box 7

Baydog - model sheet photocopies undated

box 7

Baydog - model sheet photocopies undated

box 9

Baydog - presentation undated

box 9

Baydog - script and correspondence 1997-1998

box 9

Baydog - scripts (4 items) undated

box 8

Baydog - storyboard photocopies (9 items) ca. 1998

box 3

Biennale d'illustration (La) 1985

box 5

Blanket (The) by Quinn Donoghue - short story 1993

box 29

Broadcast Systems Engineering tearouts assorted tutorial on television production techniques 1985

box 15

Brunhilda - model sheet photocopies undated

box 10

Campana catalogs (5 items) 1978, 1986-1989

box 25

Cartoon Forum board minutes (20 items) ca. late 1980s - early 2000s

box 30

Cartoon Forum catalogs (5 items) 1990-1991, 1993

box 25

Cartoon studio groupings no date, 1989-1990

box 28

Cartoons: The International Journal of Animation (5 items) 2005-2007

box 28

Cineinforme - magazines (4 items) 1990-1991

box 3

Cinematografo 1988

box 28

Cinevideo magazines (2 items) 1990, 1993

box 13

Company portfolio undated

box 5

Correspondence between Bob Balser and Quinn Donoghue regarding various projects 1989-1992

box 5

Crespo La Espanola Olive advertisement - correspondence, character sketches, and storyboard 1993

box 3

Cuts - magazine 1993

box 5

Daring Dozen (The) - synopses, proposal, and sample episode 1992

General note

With holographic notes regarding Minus.
box 9

Der Zauberwald - storyboard and scene analysis undated

box 9

Doglantis - model sheet photocopies, script pages, and treatment ca. 1998

box 5

Doncella Guerrera (La) - registration papers and scene outlines 1983, 1974

box 3

El libroWalt Disney de las palabras (2 items) 1972

box 3

El mundo de la aviacion 1970

box 3

El tebeo del sal - magazine 1988

box 15

Estudios Moros - model sheet photocopies undated

box 13

European Animation Circle - flyers undated

box 19

Fangface - stock scenes (10 folders) undated

box 22

Fangface - stock scenes (12 folders) undated

box 21

Fangface - stock scenes (12 folders) undated

box 18

Fangface - stock scenes (12 folders) undated

box 20

Fangface - stock scenes (19 folders) undated

box 16

Fangface - stock scenes (4 folders) undated

box 23

Fangface - stock scenes (6 folders) undated

box 17

Fangface - stock scenes (8 folders) undated

box 12

Fantastic Mon d'en Minus - project portfolio Catalan master copy undated

box 14

Fantastic Mon d'en Minus - project portfolio undated

box 12

Fantastic Mon d'en Minus - scripts, episode synopses, and production charts undated

box 12

Fantastic Mon d'en Minus - treatment and character model sheet photocopies` undated

box 15

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - artwork photocopies undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The) - artwork photocopies and storyboard photocopies undated

box 12

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - Cartoon Forum project portfolio master copy undated

box 6

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - contract and letters 1990-1991

box 12

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - contract with synopsis and storyboard photocopies 1990

box 12

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - flyer mock-up and copies undated

box 23

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - production charts undated

box 12

Fantastic World of Minus (The) - project portfolio master copy undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The) - sales history 1990-1993

General note

jg check: is it really?
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Fantastic World of Minus (The) - script pages and storyboard photocopies (9 items) undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The) - storyboard photocopies (18 items) undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The)/Le fantastique monde du Minus - project portfolio undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The)/Le fantastique monde du Minus - project portfolio undated

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Fantastic World of Minus (The)/Le fantastique monde du Minus - project portfolio (2 items) undated

box 25

Fernando Krahn drawings no date, 1984

box 29

Film in Review - mailer 1988

box 3

Flax - catalog 1971

box 9

Forest of Magic (The) - script 1985

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French production directory 1991

box 7

Here We Are - published script photocopies undated

box 23

Hermano Lobo 1975

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Horse cycle - model sheet photocopies undated

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II Mostra Cinema Animaci programs and postcards (7 items) 1987

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III Mostra Cinema Animaci programs (3 items) undated

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Immagine per immagine 1989

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IV Mostra Cinema Animaci programs (3 items) 1989

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Josette Janssens Graphica 1986

box 9

Latest Rage (The) - project portfolio 1991

box 3

LAUS ADGFAD undated

box 9

L'echo des Savanes - magazine 1987

box 5

Limpioncete - character model sheet photocopies undated

box 5

Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday - script undated

box 9

Magic Forest (The) - project portfolio (2 items) 1990

box 16

Magic Forest/Bosque Magico - model sheet photocopies undated, 1992

box 13

Marsh Brother (The)/Tmpel and Co. - project portfolio undated

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Marsh Brother (The)/Tmpel and Co. - project portfolio undated

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Marsh Brother (The)/Tmpel and Co. - project portfolio (3 items) undated

box 14

Marsh Brothers (The) - episode summaries and storyboard undated

box 9

Mayflower Mascots (The) - project portfolio 1992

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Mayflower Mascots (The) - project portfolio mock-up 1992

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Mayflower Mascots (The) - project portfolio with character model sheet photocopies 1992

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Mayflower Mascots (The) - project portfolio with Five-Minute Mysteries photocopies 1992

box 29

Media newsletters (15 items) 1988, 1990-1993, 1996

box 24

Media: Progress Report of the Pilot Projects 1990

box 3

Mi primer gran libro del aire 1975

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Mi primer gran libro para reir 1974

box 6

Minus - bills 1992-1993

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Minus - contracts 1992-1993

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Minus - correspondence 1991-1992

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Minus - storyboard and script pages undated

box 3

Mssan 1981

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Muzei Mimara catalog undated

box 5

Never Ending Story - correspondence, character model sheet photocopies, project portfolio, and budget information 1992-1993

box 15

Nim-Pops - storyboards undated

box 5

Off to the New World - business letters and proposal material 1990

box 5

Off to the New World - Cartoon Forum project portfolio mock-up undated

box 5

Off to the New World - character model sheet photocopies 1990

box 13

Off to the New World - episode one script 1990

box 5

Off to the New World - episode one script (3 items) 1990

box 5

Off to the New World - flyers undated

box 13

Off to the New World - project portfolio Spanish master copy undated

box 12

Off to the New World - project portfolios and character model sheet photocopies undated

box 5

Off to the New World - proposal 1990

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Off to the New World - proposal 1990

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Off to the New World - Spanish project portfolio undated

box 9

Off to the New World/Hacia el nuevo mundo - project portfolio (3 items) undated

box 13

Off to the New World/Vers le nouveau monde - flyers undated

box 9

Off to the New World/Vers le nouveau monde - project portfolio undated

box 13

Off to the New World/Vers le nouveau monde - project portfolio (3 items) undated

box 6

Pegbar advertisement undated, 1976-1977

box 7

Pegbar bills 1984-1985

box 7

Pegbar blank storyboard forms undated

box 6

Pegbar business records 1981-1983, 1985

box 13

Pegbar dossier flyers undated

box 6

Pegbar fiscal papers 1991, 1993

box 6

Pegbar production records ca. 1970s-1990s

box 6

Pegbar registration 1991, 1993

box 15

Popeye - sketches, illustration photocopies, and comic undated, 1970

box 3

Popeye comic in Japanese 1977

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Pop'set - catalog 1992

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Professor van Dusen's Criminal Adventures/Les aventures policieres de Prof. van Dusen - project portfolio undated

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Professor van Dusen's Mysterious Cases - project portfolio undated

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Professor van Dusen's Mysterious Cases - project portfolio (2 items) undated

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Professor van Dusen's Mysterious Cases - project portfolio (3 items) undated

box 12

Professor van Dusen's Mysterious Cases - project portfolio, character model sheet photocopies, and calculations for one sequence ca. 1990

box 12

Project portfolio master copies undated

box 3

Raimon Sunyer - catalog undated

box 13

Santa and the Tooth Fairies - project portfolio undated

box 28

Sequences TV-Video undated

box 28

Sequences: revue de cinema 1984

box 3

Silabario Disney 1971

box 15

Sleeping Beauty - model sheet photocopies undated

box 9

Spanish language comic books and comic book pages (11 items) undated

box 6

Stiges Festival 1993

box 3

The Whole Toon Catalog 1990-1991

box 3

Topolino e poi 1978

box 28

Totem - magazine undated

box 6

Tres Bessones (Los) - storyboard pages undated

box 13

Triplets (The) - flyers undated

box 13

Triplets (The) - project portfolio undated

box 3

Un viaje en tren 1972

box 4

Upper and Lower Case, The International Journal of Typographics (21 items) 1983-1988, 1990-1991

box 16

Variety 1991

box 16

Variety 68th Anniversary Edition 1974

box 16

Variety Europe Focus On: Animation (2 items) 1992

box 24

Various brochures from festival presentations (1/3 record storage carton) no date, ca. 1970s-1990s

box 15

Various model sheets undated

box 15

Various model sheets undated

box 27

Various project porfolios not related to European Animation Circle (21 items) no date, ca. 1980s-1990s

box 3

Viva el algodn! 1972

box 30

Winsor-Newton catalog undated

box 7

Work permits, etc. ca. 1970s-1990s

box 3

Zoom - magazine 1976