Norman McLaren filmed actors with stop motion to create a story of conflict between next door neighbours. When Neighbours won an Oscar, McLaren was in Brazil and so was notified by telegram. Back came his simple reply: ‘What’s an Oscar?’ Read more in Animator Issue 19.
This movie was was drawn direct on to 35mm film by Norman McLaren, a young Scot. It was made for the G.P.O. Film Unit which was a hot-bed of creativity. In addition to McLaren there were Cavalcanti, Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden, led by John Grierson.