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Børge Ring

(1921 – 2018)

Born February 17 1921, Denmark, deceased December 28 2018. Animator and musician. Son of composer Oluf Ring.


At age 16, Børge Ring became an apprentice of Jørgen Müller who led a studio that mainly produced commercials. When the studio closed in 1939, Ring made a living as a jazz musician for a while and played with great names such as Leo Mathiesen, Svend Asmussen and Kai Ewans. After WWII, Ring went to England and met Disney artist David Hand who became a major source of inspiration and a mentor. Back in Copenhagen, Ring started a small studio with Bjørn Jensen and Arne Rønde Christensen. The studio lasted until 1952.
In 1952 Ring, together with Bjørn Jensen, moved to the Netherlands and worked for Marten Toonder Studios which produced all kinds of films, but mostly commercials. Ring stayed for 21 years until he decided to go freelance in 1973. He did jobs in London, several Asterix films in Paris, features in Denmark and his own projects like "Oh My Darling" (1978), "Anna & Bella" (1979) and "Run of the Mill" (2000). The former won the Best Short Film award at Cannes in 1978 and was nominated for an Oscar in 1979. In 1984, Ring received an Oscar for "Anna & Bella".

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Run of the mill 2000 Direction, Script, Animation DK/Short fiction
The monkeys and the secret weapon 1995 Animator DK/Feature
Le Big Bang 1987 Animation Feature
Valhalla 1986 Director of animation, Flute DK/Feature
Astrix in Britain 1986 Animation Feature
Eventyret om den vidunderlige kartoffel 1985 Animation DK/Short fiction
Anna & Bella 1984 Direction, Animator Short fiction
Curse of the pink panther 1983 Animator Feature
Oh my darling 1978 Direction, Script, Music, Animator Short fiction
Lokkend Goud 1959 Direction Short fiction
Fest i skoven 1953 Direction, Animation DK/Commercial
Sømanden og havfruen 1953 Direction DK/Commercial
The Badger and the Hares 1950 Animation DK/Short fiction
The Numbers Speak 1949 Animation DK/Documentary
En milliard træer 1949 Animation DK/Documentary
Run of the Mill, Oh My Darling, Anna and Bella Direction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Unicef Award 2000 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2000 Run of the mill
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001-08-13 Run of the mill
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2001-04-06 Run of the mill
Göteborg International Film Festival 2001-01-26 Run of the mill
Busan International Film Festival 2000-10-06 Run of the mill
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2000-06-03 Run of the mill
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.