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U.S tv cartoon The Simpsons goes sour in Canada

The animated series The Simpsons has been one of the most popular shows on American television and is now in its 30th season.. The show has skirted controversy before in various episodes, and the latest episode is part of a »

Arts and Entertainment, International

Oscar win for Canadian animator Barillaro

In keeping with the fine Canadian tradition of turning out excellent animation, Alan Barillaro won an Oscar for best animated short for his “Piper,” produced by Pixar. “Piper” Disney Pixar The six-minute film depicts a baby sandpiper bird and its »

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Three Canadian animations up for Oscar award

Canada has a vibrant animation sector and three works with Canadian connections have been nominated for an Oscar award. Montreal animator Theodore Ushev told Canadian Press that he fainted when he learned his “Blind Vaysha” was nominated for best animated short. »

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The Canadian voices behind a Christmas classic.

It’s an annual Christmas event and has been every year since that first broadcast in 1964, fifty years ago. Very few Canadians, and even fewer Americans who have watched the animated Chrismas special for five decades, realize that the voices »

Arts and Entertainment

Animation great passes away at 89

Two-time Oscar-winning illustrator, animator and filmmaker Frédéric Back has died. The German-born artist grew up in Strasbourg, France, and studied lithographic illustration in Paris.  He also studied fine arts in Rennes before moving to the Canadian province of Quebec, in »

Arts and Entertainment

New iPad app highlights work of animation pioneer Norman McLaren

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just released a free iPad app based on the work of Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director Norman McLaren. The app McLaren’s Workshop features 51 films by McLaren, 11 short documentaries and an illustrated biography of »