Other film work

Barry started his involvement with puppet animation at Cosgrove Hall in 1978, then went freelance in 1986, working with Aardman and others. With producer Glen Holberton he worked through his company Bare Boards from 1990 to 1995.

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Cosgrove Hall Productions


Wind in the Willows

Cosgrove Hall Productions for Thames TV, 1990
Directors: Jackie Cockle, Barry Purves, Chris Taylor
Animators: Barry Purves, Sue Pugh

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Cosgrove Halle Productions, 1980
Director:Mark Hall
Animators: Marj Graham, Barry Purves


Mars Attacks!

Warner Brothers 1996
Director: Tim Burton
Barry was Head Animator until the production was changed to CG




Rupert Bear

Cosgrove Hall Films 2005-2007
52 ten minute films. Director: Barry JC Purves