Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Norman McLaren fans rejoyce! Neighbours over the net

A mention on Boing Boingleads to the big news (for me): some films of Norman McLaren are now available for viewing on the net. I've been trying to get these National Film Board of Canadian shorts from Netflix for years, without success. Perhaps my all-time favorite piece of animation is 1952's Neighbours. Still powerful in a small computer window with d/l artifacts. If you liked The Wizard of Speed and Time or similar uses of pixilation, you will like Neighbours.

If the above link doesn't work, go to the NFB of Canada's Focus on Animation, scroll down the director's list to McLaren, Norman, and chose Neighbours/Voisons.

I first saw this on tv, as a kid channel-hopping on Sunday morning, on a religious program out of NYC called Light Time. Very Christian, so I usually didn't watch, but I'd stop by make sure to see if they were going to repeat Neighbours, which they eventually did.

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