Anima Feast 95 - Volume 1

Eight superb animations, including 1995 OscarR winner Bob's Birthday, Watching TV, Trawna Tuh Belvul (based on the Earle Birney poem), Between Red and Blue, Divine Fate, Expectations, Animastress and The End of the World in Four Seasons, set to Vivaldi.

1995, 76 min 32 s Product Number:113H9195166/EOHVC

AnimaFeast 95 - Volume 2

This compilation includes Arkelope, Automania, Mouseology, Cactus Swing, The Long Enchantment, Taa Tam, The Sandbox and How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly.

Cactus Swing, Richard Condie¡¦s La Salla, 64,000,000 Years Ago, Evolution, Hot Stuff, Every Dog¡¦s Guide to the Playground, the OscarR nominated The Family that Dwelt Apart, The Dingles, The Old Lady¡¦s Camping Trip, and the OscarR-winning Every Child.

1995, 66 min 07 s Product Number:113H9195167/EOHVC

Neighbours and Other Strangers

Includes When the Day Breaks, nominated for the Short Film - Animated AcademyR Award!

City dwellers are strangers with overlapping lives. This trio of films, which includes When the Day Breaks, winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes, explores the search for connections in the city. Also includes Wendy Tilby's Tables of Content and her acclaimed short, Strings.

1999, 28 min

Tall Tales and True Stories

Includes My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts, nominated for the Short Film - Animated AcademyR Award!

A collection of funny films about serious questions. My Grandmother Ironed the King¡¦s Shirts makes its quirky video debut alongside these NFB classics: The Family that Dwelt Apart, The House that Jack Built, Arkelope and Spinnolio. These films explore ¡V and sometimes explode ¡V the power of storytelling, myth-making, gossip, hearsay and television.

1999, 41 min 16 s Product Number:113H0199172/EOHVC 19.95

Tales from the Dark Side
Featuring the Award-Winning Hit How Wings are Attached to the Backs of Angels! "Deeply creepy!" Starweek. These animated art films invoke the unsettling and bizarre. An obsessed inventor and Kafka's giant cockroach are just two of the mysterious figures inhabiting these surreal, shadowy worlds. These tales will leave you spellbound... and haunted.

1998, 44 min 08 s Product Number:113H9198012/EOHVC 19.95

Animation Festival

Eleven complete animated films and five classic moments. The Balgonie Birdman: In

Balgonie, Saskatchewan, while others slept, Bill Gibson built a flying machine (8 min. 51 sec.). Ottawa '90 Signal Films includes five short films presented at the Ottawa '90

Animation Festival (3 min. 6 sec.). Wally the Safety Dog instructs his master in the rules of playground safety in Every Dog's Guide to the Playground (10 min. 46 sec.). An active organism leaps and quivers in the bouncing Vignette: Para Sight (1 min.). The drawings of Réal Bérard harmonize with the lyrical vision of Daniel Lavoie in Jours de Plaine (6 min. 24 sec.). The arrival of a stranger disturbs the solitude of Two Sisters (10 min. 26 sec.).  The Irises: The auction of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh (3 min. 37 sec.). A classic moment from George and Rosemary: Two golden-agers prove that passion is not exclusively for the young (1 min. 26 sec.). Strings: A portrait of two strangers linked by adjoining apartments (10 min. 18 sec.). A game of scrabble is played out as the world comes to an end in a classic moment from The Big Snit (2 min.). The Lump: When a man develops a lump on top of his head, he buttons his shirt over his face in this parody on the qualities that lead to popularity and power (7 min. 32 sec.). The territorial struggle between a greasy spoon and its habitués is shown in a classic moment from Juke-Bar (2 min.). An old fool teaches his young apprentice about the consequences of taking the wrong road in The Apprentice (9 min. 9 sec.) A classic moment from Get a Job: The tribulations of cartoon character Bob Dog as he hunts for a job (2 min.). Blackfly is a breakneck romp based on the song of the same title (5 min. 6 sec.). A classic moment from The Cat Came Back: Old Mr. Johnson tries to rid himself of a cat that just won't stay away (2 min.).

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

A compilation of National Film Board of Canada films presented by on-camera host Leonard Maltin. The films presented are: Begone Dull Care: Norman McLaren's lively interpretation, in fluid lines and color, of jazz music played by the Oscar Peterson Trio (7 min. 48 sec.); Mindscape: The pinscreen animation technique is used in this film about an artist who steps inside his painting and wanders about in a landscape peopled with symbols that trigger unexpected associations (7 min. 31 sec.); Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz: A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition (3 min.); The Cat Came Back: Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... (7 min. 37 sec.); Getting Started: The procrastinating hero attempts to practise a piece of music on the piano (12 min. 22 sec.); The Sweater: A small boy in rural Quebec receives a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater by mistake (10 min. 21 sec.); The Street: Mordecai Richler's story of a family's reactions to their dying grandmother (10 min. 12 sec.); Pas de deux: By exposing the same frames as many as ten times, Norman McLaren creates a multiple image of the ballerina, Margaret Mercier and her partner, Vincent Warren (13 min. 22 sec.); Anniversary/L'Anniversaire: A computer animated film produced as a celebration of the National Film Board of Canada's fiftieth anniversary and featuring a cast of characters that includes a round-eyed puppy, a film-can creature and a whirring camera (11 min. 40 sec.).

A Short Film Festival

A whimsical collection of seven animated films. With music by folk singers Kate and Anna
McGarrigle, Canada Vignettes: The Log Driver's Waltz is a short tribute to the stalwart
champions of the log drive and their abilities on the dance floor (3 min. 17 sec.). Hot Stuff
humorously traces humankind's carelessness with fire, from its discovery to the present
day (9 min. 9 sec.). Pandemonium breaks loose when our hero finally sits down to play
the piano after a series of procrastinations in Getting Started (12 min. 22 sec.). Blowhard:
In this parable on energy conservation J.B. Edwards creates a fuel company called
Consolidated Dragons but a solution has to be found when the dragon supply dries up (9
min. 33 sec.). The Family That Dwelt Apart tells the amusing story of what happens when
a family of fisherfolk living happily as the sole inhabitants of a small island undergo
rescue attempts (7 min. 55 sec.). Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table
Manners shows what not to do at the dinner table (5 min. 57 sec.). Street Musique: A
visual improvisation on music performed by a popular group presented as sidewalk
entertainers (8 min. 45 sec.).