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http://www.chickengang.com/index.php?itemid=768 An illegal – and no doubt ephemerally – posted Pixar short. As with all of Pixar’s shorts, it’s hilarious, beautifully done, and well worth the run-don’t-walk necessary to see it online if you haven’t yet seen Ratatouille.

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Primiti Too Taa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcrTzPAUqic Awesomeness! Pure awesomeness! Governmentally funded awesomeness! I first saw this animated (yes, animated, and freakin’ time-consumin’ animation it must have been) film back in my high school film class. It was an instant favourite, and remains so, though it is damn hard to find. Another reason, then, to embrace YouTube – there are two […]

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http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/films/film.php?film=&_onfplr_sel=plr&sort=director&director=Cohen,%20Sheldon&id=13316 Here’s the famous short I mentioned last week, The Hockey Sweater – an absolute classic and an integral piece of Canadiana. The Canadiens/Leafs rivalry is a New World parallel to Glasgow’s Auld Firm, but on a national scale, and with a far reaching political aspect thrown in. Imagine, then, the horror of a boy […]

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http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/films/film.php?sort=director&director=Fedorenko,%20Eugene&id=12604 Every Child, a sound effects movie with a great mini-opera in the middle.

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http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/films/film.php?sort=director&director=Barry,%20Martin&id=18042 From a quintessential Canadian cartoon to a quintessential Quebec short; The hallmarks are plenty of grotesqueries and in-your-face surrealism. Not my favourite-ever short, but always good for a larf.

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http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/films/film.php?sort=director&director=Barker,%20Cordell&id=17537 The Oscar-nominated The Cat Came Back, courtesy the NFB. An excellent primer to the Canadian sense of humour, which is not as intellectual as that of Britain, but slyer and darker than the American (who says we have no separate culture?) Standout moments: The rat’s exhale and the obstacle-prone railway tracks.

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http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/en/films/index.php What a delight to Stumble upon a page filled with free National Film Board shorts! For those not in the know (i.e. anyone who hasn’t stayed up too late flipping through Canadian TV channels), the NFB has racked up a number of Oscars and critical accolades in its nearly 70 years, and the animated […]

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http://ia310320.eu.archive.org/0/items/Sita04_BattleofLanka/Sita04_BattleofLanka_sorensen.mov I love everything about Nina Paley’s take on the Ramayana, which she has re-envisioned from the view of Rama’s long-suffering wife, Sita, whom Paley feels was given short shrift. She’s matched each episode to an Annette Hanshaw song, which gets my first thumbs-up, and subsequent thumbs go to the character design, animation, and wit […]

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Cube – A quoi a sert lamour? – Louis Clichy – Cube –

http://www.cube-creative.fr/html/nt/nt_lc/akoa_H264.html Cute little animation of a couple falling in love then dealing with life’s ups and downs. Suitably soundtracked with Edith Piaf and Theo Sarapo’s debate over love-good versus love-bad.

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INDUSTORIOUS CLOCK ||| MONO*CRAFTS3.0

http://www.yugop.com/ver3/stuff/03/fla.html I first saw this years ago, and it remains one of the simplest – yet most mesmerising – pages on the web.

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