Oriental Nightfish

1977

My most technically sophisticated hand-animated film, which many people thought to be computer generated. Taking a year to produce, I drew, painted and airbrushed every frame. Anticipating the digital revolution, this was my last hi-tech animated film before moving into live action. The film was tagged onto the end of McCartney’s Rupert the Bear video, inadvertently scaring the wits out of kids with it’s weird mutations and menacing alien presence. Some of those kids, now in their twenties, have started a Facebook site: The Oriental Nightfish Haunted My Childhood.