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The Light Fantastick

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A detailed retrospective of the animation film at the National Film Board of Canada, of the techniques employed, and of the men and women who used and sometimes invented them. Documentary footage explains the techniques, and clips from NFB films illustrate the often spectacular results. Topics include Norman McLaren, hand-drawn-on-film and pixillation techniques, the "sing-along" animated songs of the 1940s, Alexandre Alexeieff's pinscreen, and Evelyn Lambart's fairytale improvisations. (Awards: New York; San Francisco; Salerno.)

1974, 57 min 53 s

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ANICA Cup (Association nationale des industries cinématographiques)
International Festival of Cinema for Youth and Children
July 29 to August 6 1978, Salerno - Italy

Special Jury Award
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
October 13 to 24 1976, San Francisco - USA

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Art and Culture
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 31 to June 5 1976, New York - USA