“I was always fascinated by cutouts...”
November 17, 2019 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Known as the First Lady of Canadian Animation, Evelyn Lambart is best remembered for her beloved series of brightly-coloured paper-cut animal fables:

Stricken with hearing loss from an early age, Lambart flourished at the National Film Board, where she became the first woman animator in Canada. She collaborated with esteemed animator Norman McLaren for many years, notably on the innovative, jazzy Begone Dull Care (1949).

Lambart's first solo film was The Impossible Map (1947), a quirky, earnest experiment with grapefruit, knives and cartography. Making Movie History: Evelyn Lambart is an excellent 5-minute doc about her career.

Lambart also used her distinctive black-background animation style in The Story of Christmas (1973). Her meticulous cutout process is shown in the NFB documentaries Eleven Moving Moments with Evelyn Lambart (see 32:00) and The Light Fantastick (see 47:00). She died in 1999.
posted by oulipian (4 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
That Mr. Frog video is a story of horror.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:45 PM on November 17, 2019 [7 favorites]


Indeed. I must've been 6 when I saw it on BBC during one of their "boards of canada" moments, and have never been quite the same since.
posted by scruss at 3:03 PM on November 17, 2019 [2 favorites]


the froggy goes a courting is one of those horrofic and domestic at the same time kind of things CAnadians do very well. It was on before Sesame Street when I was a kid, and it haunted me for years.
posted by PinkMoose at 7:52 PM on November 17, 2019 [3 favorites]


the froggy goes a courting is one of those horrofic and domestic at the same time kind of things CAnadians do very well.

Well now we know where Dan Rather's deep subconscious went when he pulled out his "if a frog had pockets, he'd carry a sidearm" nonsensical.

These are strange and magical.
posted by amanda at 10:07 PM on November 17, 2019 [2 favorites]


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