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The Big Snit – Richard Condie

I came across this short some years ago on the Cartoon Network show O Canada which was a weekly compilation of animations from the National Film Board of Canada. (a most wonderful institution, imho) Alongside other classics like The Cat Came Back and The Log Driver’s Waltz, The Big Snit is one of those shorts that was an immediate classic.

Richard Condie also animated the fun short The Apprentice.


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)

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