Window on Canada. No. 29

Canada, 1954

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Host Clyde Gilmour introduces pioneer filmmaker Norman McLaren and presents three of his works. McLaren demonstrates and explains the different animation techniques used in each. Seen are: La-Haut sur ces montagnes and C’est l’aviron from the series Les Chants Populaires, and the upbeat short Boogie Doodle. The film ends with a discussion of McLaren’s work in India and China while on loan to UNESCO from 1949 to 1950. We see two short educational films made by his students in China, using techniques McLaren has taught them.



Guy Glover

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National Film Board of Canada






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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Animation (Cinematography)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviews

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → McLaren, Norman, 1914-

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching


Animation → Animated films - Canada

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews


Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

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Educational & Instructional → Instructional


Experimental → Experimental films - Canada

People → Interviews

People → McLaren, Norman, 1914-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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