Animation

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

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!

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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.

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Who’s who? Meet the animators in our 10th annual Hothouse animation apprenticeship

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Meet the 8 emerging animators who will immerse themselves in our 12-week paid apprenticeship in hands-on animation. Who will make what—and how?!

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The NFB heads to TIFF 2014 with 7 films

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We’re gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival with 5 NFB films in the running. Check out some trailers and clips here. See you at the fest!

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Mark UN International Youth Day with 5 films

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Celebrate the smart, talented, and creative youth of the world on International Youth Day with these inspiring and entertaining films.

Oscar®-nominated artist Janet Perlman

A Q&A with Oscar®-nominated animator and artist-in-residence Janet Perlman

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Get to know animator-in-residence Janet Perlman as she works on a live, unscripted animation project at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec. This Q&A is a first-hand account of the work and creativity of an Oscar-nominated artist.

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Take a tour of the NFB Kids’ Channel, featuring films for children of all ages

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It’s summer and the kids are underfoot. Did you know that NFB.ca has a Kids’ Channel full of films for children of all ages? Check out the selection here, and get a few recommendations on what to watch.

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Summer Films, Part II: more shimmery cinema for your vacation

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Here come more of our best, sunniest, and most satisfying summer films. Got some free time on vacation? Grab a laptop and sit on the dock with these cinematic treats.

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Evelyn Lambart’s centenary: celebrating Canada’s first female animation pioneer

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On the 100th anniversary of Evelyn Lambart’s birth, explore the animation pioneer’s life and work across her decades-long career at the NFB.