An experiment in film animation in which “stars” and “stripes” perform acrobatics to the tune of the John Philip Sousa’s march. Rippling stripes and gay sparkling stars jump and undulate, dash about the screen, and break into effects suggesting a fireworks display. Sometimes part of a stripe pursues a star. Finally the stars become flashing meteors and burst in light and colour. The film was made without a camera, by Norman McLaren drawing and colouring directly on film.
Animation → Animated films - Canada
Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and motion pictures
Short films → Short films - Canada
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)