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NFB Serves Up 3-D Fare at Toronto Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will showcase four new projects from celebrated auteurs at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place Sept 5-15. ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s NFB Launches McLaren Animation App

The National Film Board of Canada is launching a new iPad app, based on the films of Oscar-winning animator Norman McLaren. Some of the influential director’s works have been converted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Day of the Crows’ to Open Toronto Animation Fest

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced an impressive lineup for its second edition, slated for July 26 to 28 at TIFF Bell Light House and Corus Quay. ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Nut Job’ Announces Key Voice Cast

Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang and Jeff Dunham are among the voice talent lined up for the new animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis. ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Announces Get Animated! 2012 Schedule & Lineup

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the sixth edition of its free program, Get Animated!, which offers many of the country’s top animated films to communities across ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Appoints Marcel Jean Artistic Director

Fresh off the 2012 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & MIFA market, the fest organizers have announced that Canadian producer, director and author Marcel ... Continue Reading →
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Beloved Children’s Book Artist Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

One of the most influential and beloved children’s artists of the 20th century, Maurice Sendak, died on Tuesday at the age of 83 from complications from a recent stroke. Sendak’s ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Faces 10 Percent Cut in Subsidies

The National Film Board of Canada announced last week that it’s facing a 10 percent cut in its annual Parliamentary appropriations over the next three years. The publicly funded org, ... Continue Reading →
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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example ... Continue Reading →