Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of Canada*

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Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of Canada*

  • 1994 ----- color ----- 95 min ----- vhs
  • For more than 50 years, the National Film Board of Canada has produced original, thoughtful and entertaining animation for all ages. On-camera host, Leonard Maltin, presents some of his favorites. 1. Begone Dull Care (8 min) Norman McLaren’s lively interpretation, in fluid lines and color, of jazz music played by the Oscar Peterson Trio. 2. Mindscape (8 min) The pinscreen animation technique is used in this film about an artist who steps inside his painting and wanders about in a landscape peopled with symbols that trigger unexpected associations. 3. Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz (3 min) A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. 4. The Cat Came Back (8 min) Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won’t stay away. 5. Getting Started (12 min) The procrastinating hero attempts to practice a piece of music on the piano. 6. The Sweater (10 min) A small boy in rural Quebec receives a Toronto Maple Leaf’s hockey sweater by mistake. 7. The Street (10 min) Mordecai Richler’s story of a family’s reactions to their dying grandmother. 8. Pas de deux (13 min) By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, Norman McLaren creates a multiple image of the ballerina, Margaret Mercier and her partner, Vincent Warren. 9. Anniversary/L’Anniversaire (12 min) A computer animated film produced as a celebration of the National Film Board of Canada’s fiftieth anniversary and featuring a cast of characters that includes a round-eyed puppy, a film-can creature and a whirring camera. (Closed-Captioned) (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Art, Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: Animation)