Posts tagged with "national film board of canada"

The Sand Castle (1977)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 26, 2014 0 Comment 6048 views

The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours (1952) won the Academy Award – But, for some reason, McLaren’s scripted anti-war comedy […]

Neighbours (1952)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 19, 2014 0 Comment 5440 views

The NFB’s many accomplishments in animation can be traced back to Norman McLaren and his innovative and enduring short Neighbours (1952).

The Psychedelic Movements of Ryan Larkin

Posted by Bennett O'Brian December 7, 2013 0 Comment 6369 views

This installment of Saturday Morning Cartoons takes a look at the brilliant and troubled animation artist Ryan Larkin.

The Cat Came Back (1988)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian November 30, 2013 2 Comments 4936 views

In my estimation, The Cat Came Back is a perfect cartoon. Sure, it may not address any pressing social issues and there probably isn’t a profound philosophical or spiritual message to be gleaned from its characters. Nevertheless, the seven-minute short remains one of the finest cartoons I have ever seen solely on the strength on […]

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