Happy New Year to all you Ivor Wood fans. As if we haven’t all received enough gifts, Mr George Laban has sent amazing present for us all to enjoy.
In 1994 after a short time at Bumper Films George Laban applied to work at Ivor’s Woodland Animations on the production of the second and last series of Postman Pat. By the looks of the letter below Ivor accepted and George commenced work on 3rd January 1995. Many thanks to George for sharing this with us and giving us a great insight into Woodland (and how much he was paid!).
The second series of Postman Pat would be one of the final pieces of animation that Ivor created and certainly the last show for the BBC. As George has mentioned to myself Ivor took a well deserved back seat during the production and could often be found in his office smoking on his pipe. Ivor, for want of a better phrase, was gently persuaded to produce the second series by the BBC as it was not something he was keen to do. It did however pay off, quite literally and proved a huge success.
We have more from George Laban over the coming weeks as he tells us his story on working with Ivor and being the only animator on series two of Postman Pat.