Director: Norman McLaren
"Mon Merle", an old French folksong, sung by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal, tells the story of a happy-go-lucky bird who loses his neck, beak. wings and eyes but immediately sets about retrieving them. To his astonishment they return in duplicate and triplicate. Norman McLaren in his inimitable style has used simple cut-outs on a pastel background to portray the action of the song.
Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, The Best of Norman McLaren contains 11 of McLaren's most impressive, short, animated films - carefully restored by the National Film Board of Canada and transferred… More »
A short account of the work of Norman McLaren and some of his unusual techniques. ... More »
A surrealistic abstract with an unusual sound track consisting of synthetic sound in conjunction with music for saxophone. ... More »
A parable in which McLaren uses people and natural backgrounds, as well as a few drawn ones, for the first time. Sound is drawn direct on to the film. ... More »
One of the earlier of the McLaren experimental films. An abstract film, made without the use of a camera, in which "boogie" played by Albert Amnions and "doodle*' drawn by Norman McLaren combine to m… More »