Then I thought about stop motion and how so many stop motion designers are so heavily influenced by Searle. I asked Teddy Hall, a brilliant English artist/animator/sculptor, to make a model of a St. Trinian's girl.
Ronald loved the sculpture and would have been happy with an adaptation in stop motion. I took the idea to a couple of the big studios but they turned it down, not knowing what to make of this. I don't think they even knew who Ronald Searle was. But even if they had, a stop motion feature film is a big, expensive undertaking and as soon as large amounts of money are involved in any production, the money people want to make sure a large audience will see the "product". And this means "family friendly", which Ronald's cartoons are certainly not.
Anyway, thank you Teddy for a wonderful sculpture.