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  • Runtime: 8 min.
  • Genres: Avant-garde / Experimental, Children's/Family, Surrealist Film


Canadian animator Norman McLaren helms Neighbours, a 1952 comic short funded by the National Film Board of Canada that comments on postwar suburban attitudes and mores. Stylistically groundbreaking in its day, Neighbours employs an unusual technique that became widespread in successive decades. McLaren animates two live actors (Jean-Paul Ladouceur and Grant Munro) via stop motion, as one would animate illustrated characters. Ladouceur and Munro play the neighbors of the title, two newspaper-immersed...more


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