Posts Tagged ‘Norman McLaren’

Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium

Production

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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Jazz and Cinema | Watch 5 Animated Films That’ll Soothe Your Soul

To mark the beginning of most major Canadian jazz festivals, we’ve put together a sampling of five of our best, animated shorts that celebrate the spirit of jazz.

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A Brief History of the NFB at the Cannes Film Festival

Films

With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this Sunday, enjoy a list of 10 NFB films that have crossed the Croissette and taken home one of Cannes’s most prestigious prizes.

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WWII Animation | Watch 7 Very Short Wartime Cartoons

Films

This Remembrance Day, enjoy an intriguing window into the past with these 7 very short cartoons created to support the war effort during WWII.

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Syrinx | Ryan Larkin’s Very First Film Is Finally Online

Films

Watch Oscar-nominated Ryan Larkin’s ravishing first film Syrinx, a very short charcoal animation recently added to NFB.ca

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Photo Friday | 10 Great Pictures From the Set of Norman McLaren’s Neighbours

Films

Get a VIP pass to the set of McLaren’s classic anti-war short, Neighbours with these 10 stunning behind-the-scene photographs.

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Staff Picks 2015 | Watch Our Fave Free Films of the Year

Films

With 2015 coming to a close, we compiled our annual Staff pick list! Brush up on the recently added, free films now available on NFB.ca!

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Oops, Son. You Slept With Your Mama and Killed Your Pa | Watch 3 Greek Myths Unfold on NFB.ca

Millennia later, Greek mythology continues to baffle, excite, and inspire us. Brush up on the ever-relevant myths of Oedipus, Icarus and Narcissus with these 3 modern interpretations of the old classics by NFB filmmakers.

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Watch 6 films on Musical Geniuses

Enjoy a selection of films featuring six of music’s biggest names in six films that will delight your ears. Enjoy the show!

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Music of the NFB | Discover A Vintage Vinyl

Films

In 1977, the NFB released an unusual item given its mandate and the nature of its activities: a vinyl record. Simply titled Musiques de l’O.N.F./Music of the N.F.B.: Volume 1, this double LP was produced in order to showcase the musical qualities of certain NFB productions.

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Watch 10 NFB Films on Colour!

Films

After slogging through months of slush then months of puddles, we’ve finally been bequeathed some beautiful weather. In honour of the summer (and flowers and foliage) we’ve waited so long for, enjoy 10 of the NFB’s most beautiful films on colour!

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May The Force Be With—D’Oh! The NFB in Pop Culture

Films

What do The Simpsons, Star Wars and drugged-out spiders all have in common? Check out all the NFB’s pop culture shout-outs in one convenient location.

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