To commemorate the National Film Board of Canada’s 75th anniversary, Canada Post released a set of five stamps this month that celebrate the government-run studio’s films.
Animated Fragments is our semi-regular feature of animation tests, experiments, micro-shorts, and other bits of cartoon flotsam that doesn’t fit into other categories. To view the previous 25 installments, go to the Fragments archive.
Animation is overtaking the streets of downtown Montreal’s entertainment district, the Quartier des Spectacles, and various cities in Scotland in honor of Norman McLaren’s centennial.
An ‘Anijam’ is a collaborative animation where various artists create individual short animated segments that are linked together to make one larger film. For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. “Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam” is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation.
Cattle Call (2008) offers a fascinating glimpse into a world that is completely foreign to me.
Another installment in our continuing series of short animation clips, tests, commercials and exercises.
Here’s a bit of irony: this piece of animation went viral primarily because people didn’t realize it was animated.