Gilbert and Sullivan

Still from Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan – The Very Models

  • !998 – Channel Four, Bare Boards Productions
  • Directed, written and animated by Barry Purves
  • Produced by Christopher O’Hare
  • Music by Arthur Sullivan arranged by Wyn Davies
  • Singers include Steven Pimlott and Sandra Dugdale
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Wyn Davies

Richard D’Oyly Carte wonders what he has done in introducing the temperamental Gilbert to the equally difficult Sullivan.


  • 74th American Academy Award, Oscar, Shortlisted, 1999
  • Carolina Film Festival, Best Animation, 1999
  • Montecattini, Silver Heron Award, 1999
  • Seoul, Gold Award for Best Direction, 1999
  • Krok, Russia, Best film 15-30 minutes, 1999
  • Ottawa, Best Object animation, 2000