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Norman McLaren

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Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.

— Norman McLaren

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The good moral work of art should have all the qualities that a good amoral work of art should have, such as formal unity, balance, contrast, and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made.

— Norman McLaren

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So people will come along and do new things and sometimes return to the spirit of an earlier age.

— Norman McLaren

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And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same.

— Norman McLaren

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But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature.

— Norman McLaren

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By drawing or exposing two or more patterns on the same bit of film I can create harmony and textual effects.

— Norman McLaren

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Film is changing, and it can't help but keep changing.

— Norman McLaren

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I don't know whether it ever comes back to the same thing; it does return to the spirit of a previous period in some way, but it's different, it's new.

— Norman McLaren

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I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas.

— Norman McLaren

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I like black and white films. I don't exactly know why - probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film.

— Norman McLaren

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About Norman McLaren

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As of 1942 McLaren could no longer keep up with the demands for animation at the fast-growing NFB and he was asked by Grierson to recruit art students and create a small animation team—a task made more difficult because many young students had gone off to fight in the war. See also
McLaren's Negatives
René Jodoin
Motion graphics. McLaren founds recruits for his fledgling animation unit at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Ontario College of Art including René Jodoin George Dunning Jim McKay Grant Munro and his future collaborator Evelyn Lambart.

His awards included an Oscar for the Best Documentary in 1952 for Neighbours a Silver Bear for best short documentary at the 1956 Berlin International Film Festival Rythmetic and a 1969 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film for Pas de deux. Norman McLaren CC CQ (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

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