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Dope Sheet

All Episodes 1997 - 1999

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  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 1997-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 6 hours, 15 mins (15 episodes)
  • Animation, Documentary
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Documentary series about the history and techniques of animation.
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15 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    1997-11-07T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks at the guerilla cartoons of John Kricfalusi (Ren and Stimpy) on the Internet, auto- biography in animation and a tribute to American animated sitcoms The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 1997-11-14T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope sheet looks at animated erotica, a roundup of new talent in British animation circa. 1997, and a look at animation scriptwriting.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 1997-11-21T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet goes to Brussels to look at the European feature animation industry and animations with music.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 1997-11-28T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet visits the creators of Bagpuss and Captain Pugwash as well as talking to animation legend Chuck Jones about his earliest influences.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 1997-12-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks at Aardman Studios and talks to John Kricfalusi about his early influences.

2x01 Episode 6

  • Season Premiere

    1998-12-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet takes a look at the star voices behind cartoon characters, and at animated pop bands throughout the ages. Also, a visit to Mix '98, a New York festival of gay and lesbian animation.

2x02 Episode 7

  • 1998-12-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks at the work of Russian animator Yuri Norstein, and enters a centre for young offenders where the inmates are attempting to animate their own experiences.

2x03 Episode 8

  • 1999-01-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks at contemporary Japanese animation. Nick Park is asked if animation is really as boring as it seems; and a look at real-life audio in animation.

2x04 Episode 9

  • 1999-01-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The Dope Sheet poll chooses the top five animators and interviews Nick Park, Yuri Norstein and Bob Godfrey.

2x05 Episode 10

  • 1999-01-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet takes a look at how animation has been used to break taboos of sex and violence. Includes clips from Buried Treasure (a piece of silent cartoon erotica from 1928), the evangelist claymation series of the early 1960s 'Davey and Goliath', and Ralph Bakshi's Coonskin.

2x06 Episode 11

  • 1999-02-02T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Arts Council/Channel Four scheme "Animate!", following the fortunes of this year's crop of applicants, and with a brief history of British experimental animation.

3x01 Episode 12

  • Season Premiere

    1999-10-18T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks at the future of animation as internet companies seek domination of film distribution through the world wide web. Tim MacMillan who invented the special effects in The Matrix reveals some of his techniques. A look at Swiss animation. The creator of children's series Trumpton and Camberwick Green, Gordon Wilson, discusses his work.

3x02 Episode 13

  • 1999-10-19T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A look at the animation of YELLOW SUBMARINE with animators John Coates and Norman Kauffman. Also looks at comic books and Canadian animation.

3x03 Episode 14

  • 1999-10-24T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet follows Claudio Ravenstein's quest to unveil hidden Nazi propaganda animation. Includes previously unseen clips from The Snowman and Das Dumme Ganslein. Examines how women are represented in animation. Mary Ellen Bute is credited with launching the careers of Christopher Walken, Thelma Schumacher, Terry Gilliam and Cecile Starr. The programme examines her legacy and her abstract animations.

3x04 Episode 15

  • 1999-10-26T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dope Sheet looks into Anime afficionados. Members of the Dark Society explain why Anime isn't sexist and why they would rather watch `Akira' than have any friends, and the programmes exposes fan-dubbing where fans do sub-titling for themselves. The Art Brut project was started by Nag Ansorge in 1963. He takes DOPE SHEET on a tour of Lausanne Hospital where he uses clips as therapy for the inmates.

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