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Ivor Wood
Ivor Sydney Wood

(1932-05-04)4 May 1932
Died13 October 2004(2004-10-13) (aged 72)
London, England
Occupation(s)Animator, director, producer, writer
Years active1960–2004
SpouseJosiane Wood

Ivor Sydney Wood (4 May 1932 – 13 October 2004) was a prolific Anglo-French[1][2][3] animator, director, producer and writer. He was known for his work on children's television series.[4]

Born in Leeds to an English father and a French mother, his family moved to the mountains near Lyon, France, after the Second World War, where he was educated.[3][5] He studied fine art in Paris, and later worked in an advertising agency in Paris, where he met Serge Danot.[1][3] Together they made the acclaimed French series Le Manège enchanté (known in English as The Magic Roundabout), with Wood as the animator.[6]

Following the success of The Magic Roundabout in the UK, Wood partnered with the London-based animation company FilmFair.[1] Wood became both animator and director for a number of FilmFair's animated children's programmes, starting with The Herbs in 1968. During the 1970s, he animated and directed Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, Hattytown Tales, The Adventures of Parsley, The Wombles, and Paddington.[1]

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Woodland Animations Limited

Woodland Animations Ltd. was founded by Ivor Wood and his wife Josiane, specifically to produce stop-motion animated series for the BBC. The company produced a number of programmes, the earliest and most popular of which was Postman Pat.

Series produced


Wood died on 13 October 2004 at the age of 72.


  1. ^ a b c d "Obituary: Ivor Wood". The Guardian. 5 November 2004. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ The Guardian
  3. ^ a b c "A British Animation Legend: Ivor Wood - Part 1: Early Life". Skwigly Animation Magazine. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Ivor Wood". Daily Telegraph. London. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ Naughton, Philippe; Sage, Adam. "Ivor Wood – Times Online Obituary". Times. London. Retrieved 15 August 2011.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Ivor Wood – Obituaries, News – The Independent". Independent. London. Retrieved 15 August 2011.[dead link]

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