The Flying Animator Gerald Potterton


The Flying Animator feature length documentary film on 3 time Oscar animator Gerald Potterton. His dry British humour, life on a 200 acre farm in the eastern townships, Gerald is the director of Heavy Metal (1981) and has directed Buster Keaton in The Railrodder and animated the Beatles Yellow Submarine.

Learn about the never released film with a sound track written by Ringo Starr Scouse the Mouse.

Potterton has influenced a generation of animators even the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The result was an entire South Park episode. A parody of Major Boobage ultimately the highest honour to Potterton’s cult classic animated feature Heavy Metal.


buster & gerry railrodder 1964
Let’s get together and go on a tour of SOHO London sharing his fantastic voyage through animation history from Disney, Chuck Jones, Norman McLaren or Richard Williams, Hanna Barbera to Disney.
Meet Gerry Potterton.

Laurie Gordon film director & Gerald Potterton at airshow

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