Spring Break | Watch 3 New Animated Shorts for Free


The nice thing about Spring Break – aside from no school, if you’re a kid, or poolside double-margaritas, if you’re an undergrad – is that it heralds spring, a season many Canadians have been fervently anticipating since last November. It’s almost here! We’re even changing the time this Saturday. I can almost smell the tulips and daffodils.

Another nice thing about Spring Break is we’ve put together a collection of 37 films for you, your kids, or both to enjoy over the holiday. All the films are kid-friendly and free to watch online. (A few of my favourites are Mr. Frog Went A-Courting, Adventures and The Magic of Anansi.)

Among them, you will find Flawed, Big Mouth and Waseteg – 3 recent and amazing shorts exceptionally available for free streaming. Watch them on NFB.ca below before 15 April 2013.


Flawed, Andrea Dorfman, Office national du film du Canada

Nobody’s perfect! Enjoy Andrea Dorfman’s water-coloured romance about sharing your shortcomings and learning to love yourself.


Big Mouth, Andrea Dorfman, Office national du film du Canada

Join Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts honest and rude, on her journey towards harnessing the true power of words. Another great Andrea Dorfman animated short.


Waseteg , Phyllis Grant, Office national du film du Canada

Discover this short animation about dreams, courage, identity, creation and embracing our elders. Narrated by legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.