Best of NFB Animation, Vol. 1HD
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This entertaining compilation of animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada, a world leader in auteur animation, features multi-award winning films such as Sleeping Betty, Strange Invaders and The Big Snit.
|1||HDVideoThe Big Snit||This wonderfully wacky animation film is a look at two simultaneous conflicts, the macrocosm of global nuclear war and the microcosm of a domestic quarrel, and how each conflict is resolved. Presented with warmth and unexpectedly off-the-wall humor, the film is open to a multitude of interpretations.||9:53||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Spine||Oscar® winner Chris Landreth returns with a poignant story of redemption that takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction after 26 years of marriage. The Spine continues Landreth's pursuit of a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic, using digital imagery to create characters whose physical appearances are metaphors for their unique souls.||11:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoSleeping Betty||Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king appeals to his subjects to wake her, and several respond: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an emotional alien, a cool witch and a handsome prince. This worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb to save the princess, but will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?||9:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBig Drive||From Anita Lebeau, director of the award-winning film Louise, comes Big Drive—the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. An exuberant exploration of childhood imagination, Big Drive invites audiences of all ages to see the world as it appears "from the back seat."||9:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRose and Violet||The animated short film Rose & Violet tells the story of two Conjoined twin sisters who are recruited as star acrobats in the world’s biggest circus. They seem bound for glory, but when a new strongman joins the troupe, a conflict turns tragic…||26:25||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoNo Problem||In this animation film, a not-so-young bachelor is facing yet another lonely, rain-sodden Saturday. His psyche is not in the best of shape, neurosis is fast setting in, and he has reached 'Zolga,' the last entry in his little black book.||12:44||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStrange Invaders||In this animated short, a childless couple is surprised one night by a visitor, an odd-looking child! Is it a gift from heaven...or, from much farther away? The strange little thing takes over and wreaks havoc on the household. Doomed parents will appreciate the terror of the couple's plight.||8:31||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDVideoThe Necktie||The Necktie is the story of the disillusioned Valentin, a model employee in a dead-end job. When he rediscovers an old accordion hidden in a closet, he regains the joy of life. Filmmaker Jean-François Lévesque takes a critical but human look at the alienating world of work.||12:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|