U.K. based producer Dick Arnall, who produced Robert Bradbrook's multi-award winning HOME ROAD MOVIES and helped start the animate! scheme, died on Feb. 6, 2007. His other producing credits included Ruth Lingford's DEATH AND THE MOTHER (1988), Lizzie Oxby's EXTN. 21 (2002), Run Wrake's RABBIT (2005) and Jo Ann Kaplan's ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY (2006). He was nominated for two BAFTA awards for his work on HOME ROAD MOVIES as well as Tim Webb's A IS FOR AUTISM (1992).
Arnall was involved with animate! since its inception in 1990, serving as an independent production advisor. animate! tv commissions an annual slate of personal projects for television, with running times of up to six minutes, and production budgets between £5,000 and £20,000. The individual works receive their premieres on Channel 4, which sponsors the scheme with the Arts Council of England.
In June 1999, Arnall was named the #1 producer in British animation by CREATION magazine.
In 2001, Arnall focused on producing films for his Finetake Prods., which is based on London.