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Spinnolio

A fun little vignette from the National Film Board of Canada to start the week off.

A modern day Gepetto sends his son into the world to find success…and Spinnolio does just that. I think we all know a Spinnolio at our workplace.

Animated by John Weldon.

 

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At Home with Mrs Hen

A National Film Board of Canada classic and good short to start the year with. A reminder that sometimes you need to just take a moment out of the fray. Written and animated by Tali

[A] comical tale that pokes fun at motherhood. It depicts the temper tantrums of a child and the efforts a mother makes to set her son on the right path. You don’t need to be a chicken to relate.

Dimanche (Sunday) – Patrick Doyan

Runaway

The Big Snit – Richard Condie

The Apprentice (L’Apprenti) – Richard Condie

In this animated short from Richard Condie (who also animated The Big Snit, a classic itself), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while the young fool skips blindly down the wrong road. The old fool must then teach his young apprentice about the consequences of taking the wrong road. A quirky tale told without words.

(have i mentioned how much i love the national film board of canada?)

How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels

The Sand Castle (Le chateau de sable)

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning – Claude Cloutier

Being early Tuesday afternoon I think you can now consider yourself up to date

Propelled by Claude Cloutier’s signature drawing style and absurdist humour, this animated short offers an overview of the evolution of life on Earth from rock to human, with some surprising twists in between.

via The National Film Board of Canada (a most awesome institution)

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