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Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of Canada

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A compilation of National Film Board of Canada films presented by on-camera host Leonard Maltin.

Begone Dull Care: A lively and colourful interpretation of jazz music played by the Oscar Peterson Trio. Animator: Norman McLaren.

Mindscape: The pinscreen animation technique is used in this film about an artist who steps inside his painting and wanders about in a strange landscape. Animator: Jacques Drouin.

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz: Based on the folksong written by Wade Hemsworth, this tale is of a young girl who chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. Sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Animator: John Weldon.

The Cat Came Back: Old Mr. Johnson makes manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away. Animator: Cordell Barker. OSCAR® nominee.

Getting Started: The procrastinating hero attempts to practise a piece of music on the piano. Animator: Richard Condie.

The Sweater: A small boy in rural Quebec receives a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater by mistake. Animator: Sheldon Cohen.

The Street: Mordecai Richler's story of a family's reactions to their dying grandmother. Animator: Caroline Leaf. OSCAR® nominee.

Pas de deux: By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, the animators create a multiple image of ballerina Margaret Mercier and her partner, Vincent Warren. Animators: Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart. OSCAR® nominee.

Anniversary/L'Anniversaire: A computer-animated film to celebrate the National Film Board of Canada's 50th anniversary. Animators: Marc Aubry, Michel Hébert.

1994, 94 min 55 s