The Ruffled Crow

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Tag Archives: NFB

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

George and Rosemary

For this Valentine’s Day I offer up a wonderful little short film from the National Film Board of Canada about the awkwardness of a crush. It is also a timely reminder that crushes and romance happen at any age.

I love the animations that the NFB looses into the wild, and I love my own Valentine, Mrs Crow, who’s shared my nest for nigh on three decades now. And I am here to tell ya, indeed, romance is not only for the young.

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.

 

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)

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