Animation

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

McLaren Wall-to-Wall

A virtual visit to McLaren Wall-to-Wall: a site-specific installation

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Not in Montreal? No problem! Take a virtual video tour of this mesmerizing site-specific architectural installation that honours the acclaimed animator Norman McLaren with contemporary artists`interpretations of his iconic works.

Corral

Ride ‘em cowboy! Check out 5 films about the Wild West

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Bust out into the open prairies with some of the world’s best—and funniest—cowboys in this selection of films about life as a ridin’ cowboy.

McLaren, Norman

Norman McLaren’s 100th anniversary: celebrate with us!

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This April 11th, the late acclaimed animation pioneer Norman McLaren celebrates his 100th anniversary. Join us for all the festivities!

Flawed (Andrea Dorfman)

Real vs. ideal: watch 5 illuminating films about beauty standards

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No matter what, we all sometimes feel like we don’t quite fit in. Watch these 5 films about contemporary beauty standards and the social pressures to fit into them.

54 Hours

54 Hours: writing the Newfoundland sealing disaster

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Streaming for free in Canada only on NFB.ca next week: our new short animation 54 Hours, which depicts the harrowing 1914 sealing disaster. The writer of the film, Michael Crummey, discusses the project’s inception here.

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A feast for the eyes: watch 7 films about food

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How are chocolates made? What’s soya butter? How does pastry dough get so thin? Tuck in your bib and check out our mouth-watering selection of NFB films about food.

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Back and better than ever: the PixStop app is now NFB StopMo Studio

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Take a tour through our new and improved stop-motion animation app for iPad, StopMo Studio. Stunning and fun homemade animation is now at your fingertips!

Meltdown

Endless leisure time: films for kids on March Break

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School’s out! Use up some of that endless leisure time with these fun, funny, colourful, musical, and educational films for kids.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day at the NFB

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Join us for a cinematic trip through the history of feminist struggle as we celebrate International Women’s Day at the NFB.

"Heres Hockey!" and "The Sweater"

Hockey: The Great Canadian Game… As Seen by the NFB

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Game on! Explore a selection of our films on hockey, produced over 75 years, ranging from documentary shorts to animated films.

Missed Connection

Heartwarmers: 9 Films about Romance

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Join us for a plunge into romance as we explore the most romantic NFB films in our collection.

New York Lightboard Record (Norman McLaren, 1961)

McLaren in Times Square, New York

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Discover the endlessly-looped animated film Norman McLaren produced for Times Square as an advertisement for Canadian tourism.