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Animated Canadian Shorts
July 16, 2006 4:52 AM   Subscribe

50 Animated Shorts from the National Film Board of Canada Focus on Animation. Including René Jodoin, Norman McLaren, Caroline Leaf and more. [streaming quicktime]
posted by MetaMonkey (19 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice! I remember watching this one at uni - well good.
posted by 6am at 5:48 AM on July 16, 2006


Normal McLaren's work is stunning. I can't recommend neighbours/voisin enough! Also got to see it at Uni and have been looking for it ever since. Utterly hilarious and the stop motion is simply magical.

From what I remember the soundtrack is hand drawn onto the film itself (i.e. he never recorded a thing). Amazing feat considering how well it works with the events in the film.
posted by Smegoid at 6:03 AM on July 16, 2006


"The Cat Came Back" is a lot of fun.
posted by winston at 6:40 AM on July 16, 2006


Amazing post MetaMonkey. I remember many of these animations from my childhood. Nice to see them again.
posted by rinkjustice at 6:43 AM on July 16, 2006


Watch "The Big Snit", everyone. It's — well, words fail me.
posted by orange swan at 6:46 AM on July 16, 2006


Didn't realise 'the cat came back' was on there!! Me n my mates at uni had that fucking tune in our head for days.
posted by 6am at 7:03 AM on July 16, 2006


Watch "The Big Snit", everyone.

Why do you always saw everything in this house!?

Why are you always SHAKING YOUR EYES!?
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:08 AM on July 16, 2006


This post would have made my weekend if it weren't for other circumstances.
posted by sciurus at 7:16 AM on July 16, 2006


A national treasure. Thanks for pointing this out!
posted by RGD at 7:26 AM on July 16, 2006


It's not Quicktime though, but a very bad Flash interface. You can't go to a certain point in an animation, even though the scrubber suggests otherwise. And I had a lot of network congestion, with no way to restart other than from the beginning.
posted by kika at 8:09 AM on July 16, 2006


[This is good]
posted by Wolfdog at 8:18 AM on July 16, 2006


For hockey fans (and others!) "The Sweater" is a classic.
posted by yqxnflld at 8:23 AM on July 16, 2006


kika, I'd forgotten that flash is default, but you can change you to quicktime on the preference menu found above the video. Time skipping seems to work it qt too.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:29 AM on July 16, 2006


...or words like those that make sense.

Also, I do recommend the 'large' option, if your connection can handle it.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:39 AM on July 16, 2006


Smegoid: I can't recommend neighbours/voisin enough! Also got to see it at Uni and have been looking for it ever since.

I was, uh, lucky enough to see it when I was in grade school (>35 years ago). Tried to watch it again last afternoon, but couldn't get past about three minutes. Incredible film, admittedly, but the weird animation, the bizarre music, and of course the violence - just a little too disturbing for my then seven-year-old proto-brain to handle.

Well, go on, go see it, I bet you're dying of curiousity.
posted by hangashore at 8:46 AM on July 16, 2006


. . . black fly, the little black fly, always the black fly no matter where you go . . .
posted by isopraxis at 9:47 AM on July 16, 2006


Watch "The Big Snit", everyone.

If you think I did then you're just one of those people who... who... who thinks... I... did.
posted by winston at 10:00 AM on July 16, 2006


Hello and welcome to Sawing For Teens! All right teens, saw!
posted by orange swan at 10:42 AM on July 16, 2006


Oh joy.

I have been trying to describe The Big Snit to people for what seems like 15 years. No more describing necessary.
posted by scatman at 9:31 PM on July 16, 2006


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