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The new NFB Advent Calendar for the iPad

The National Film Board of Canada’s new holiday Advent Calendar for the iPad is now available on iTunes for $0.99. The NFB, famous worldwide for animated film classics like The Sweater, The Cat Came Back and Noël Noël, now brings your family a collection of films that are perfect for the holiday season. Each day… Read More »

The Spine by Chris Landreth (2009)

Oscar winning animator Chris Landreth tackles the difficult subject of depression. The story takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction after 26 years of marriage. The Spine continues Landreth’s pursuit of a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic, using digital imagery to create… Read More »

Log Driver’s Waltz by John Weldon (1979)

It is based on the catchy song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth, sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. It tell how a young girl loves to dance with a log driver because driving logs down the river has made him light footed. Directed and animated by John Weldon. Executive producer Derek Lamb.

Strings by Wendy Tilby (1991)

Wendy Tilby’s film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. The animation process involves painting on glass with stop-action filming. Strings is both beautiful and haunting.

The Dingles by Les Drew (1988)

Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family’s idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and… Read More »