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Pixar save the day for director Ken Loach

Ken Loach

Story by Jack Foley

ANIMATION giants Pixar have come to the rescue of British director Ken Loach.

The 77-year-old filmmaker attracted Pixar’s attention when he put out a plea, via Screen Daily, for film numbering tape to help him finish editing his latest drama, Jimmy’s Hall.

The editing team at Pixar subsequently sent 21 rolls of the rare tape together with a drawing of Monsters, Inc. duo Mike and Sulley – much to Loach’s delight.

Expressing how grateful he was to the animated company, Loach added that he was “delighted to know that Pixar is still in love with the same technology as us”, while Loach’s producer Rebecca O’Brien told Screen Daily: “We’re so grateful to everyone who cared enough to have a look and just delighted to be able to start numbering again.”

She added that Pixar was among a number of companies and individuals who had been in touch since Loach made his appeal.

The BBC is reporting that Jimmy’s Hall could be the last narrative feature from Loach, whose greatest hits include Kes and The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

However, he will continue to make documentaries through his Sixteen Films production company.

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