Animation

Explore our vast collection of animated films and get info about the world of animation in general.

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Staff Picks 2014: discover a batch of hidden gems in our collection

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Got lots of free time over the holidays and don’t know what to watch? Let our wise team members here at the NFB guide you with their favourite hidden gems.

4 elements

Fire, water, earth, air: explore the 4 elements in 5 films

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The 4 elements have ruled our imagination about our environment since classical antiquity. Explore the power and beauty of the 4 elements in 5 films.

TV Sale

Let’s keep warm by the electronic fireplace with 5 films about TV

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Love to watch TV? Then you’ll enjoy these weird, wacky, and thought-provoking films about television. Let’s keep warm by the electronic fireplace!

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love: FREE for a limited time—plus an LGBTQ films playlist

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Watch the seminal queer film Forbidden Love FREE for a limited time only! And check out the NFB’s rich offering of queer cinema in our new LGBTQ playlist.

Labyrinth

Technology in cinema: 5 NFB films that changed the game

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The NFB has consistently harnessed the powers of the latest and greatest gadgets and techniques. Watch 5 films that made technological history!

Theoidore Ushev

Theodore Ushev, artist-in-residence, on creation, destruction, McLaren, and working in public

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Experience the talent, provocation, and iconoclasm in award-winning animator Theodore Ushev’s work, as he prepares for a live-work residency in Quebec City.

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Commemorate National Child Day with 5 films about youth around the world

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Commemorate Canada’s National Child Day and the UN’s Universal Children’s Day with 5 films on the experiences, voices, and lives of youth around the world.

NFB Film Club

The NFB Film Club is back with stellar Winter 2014 programming

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Check out our latest offering of films available for FREE public screening at public libraries across Canada. Watch a few trailers, and decide what you want to see in your community this winter. There’s something for everyone—kids and adults alike!

Halloween animations

Celebrate Halloween and International Animation Day with 8 dark, weird, and wacky films

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From vampires to the dark recesses of the subconscious mind, travel to the fantastical and beyond in 8 weird, wacky, and wonderful films that celebrate Halloween and International Animation Day.

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Canada: Cuadro a Caudro, the first Spanish-language book devoted entirely to NFB animation

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Did you know that the NFB’s animation productions had a huge influence on artists and filmmakers in Argentina? A new book aims to explore this relationship. Find out more!

Gerald Potteron; My Financial Career

Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

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Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.

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From slapstick to science and beyond: explore 5 cinematic biographies

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From Bret “the Hitman” Hart to Dr. Frederick Banting and Buster Keaton, the world’s most fascinating folks come alive in 5 cinematic biographies—watch now and get to know these riveting figures, both professionally and very, very personally.