Animation

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

Watch the First Films of 5 Acclaimed Animators

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It’s no secret we work with a lot of talented animators. From educational films for toddlers to family animation to more mature works, we’ve got it all.

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The Best NFB Films of the 1980s

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With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky! Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1980s!

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3 Films to Watch Before Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049

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Discover three short NFB films that will certainly put you in a Denis Villeneuve inspired headspace for his upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049.

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4 Films for National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

The month of October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in Canada. To shine our own little light on this month, we’ve put together four films about dogs, and the effect they have on our lives.

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The Best NFB Films of the 1970s

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With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky! Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1970s!

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Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium

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The idea that animation can serve as a vehicle for important public messages is embedded in the very foundations of the NFB animation tradition. Back in 1941, when John Grierson hired his first staff animator, a gifted New York-based Scottish artist by the name of Norman McLaren, his most pressing assignment for the wildly inventive

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The Best NFB Films of the 1960s

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With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky! Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1960s!

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Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

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With the opening of the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week, we’ve got animation on the brain. So, we dug into our collection to present you with 5 of our most critically-acclaimed animated shorts!

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Animated Folklore | Watch 5 NFB Folk Tales

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In Canada we take a lot of pride in our diversity—and that extends to our stories, too. Watch 5 NFB animated shorts inspired by folk tales.

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Charles | Interview with filmmaker Dominic Étienne Simard

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Enjoy an interview with filmmaker Dominic Étienne Simard, director of the upcoming TIFF selected short animated film, Charles.

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The Best NFB Films of the 1950s

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With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky! Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 1950s!

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Work Work Work Work | Watch 5 Films This Labour Day Weekend

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Every year, the Labour Day weekend marks the end of summer holidays and ushers in the dreaded grind of work and school. But before you try to remember your math formulas or how to tie a Windsor knot, you still have a glorious weekend all to yourself. What better way to enjoy that time off than by watching some free movies?

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