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CBC Animation The Great Northern Candy Drop

This poignant animation tells the true story of Inuk bush pilot Johnny May, who has flown over Kuujjuaq in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to the children and residents of the community each holiday season for more than 50 years. Featuring the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Lorne Cardinal, the film is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:58
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

Feature Film Walter & Tandoori's Xmas

It is just before Christmas in the village of Hart’s Landing and an ominous shadow threatens the tiny town. That's right, Bill Counter, a wealthy, unscrupulous businessman, is building a huge department store right in the middle of town. With a thousand tricks up his sleeve, nothing appears to be able to stop him. "Buy, Buy and Always Buy" seem ...
  • 2014
  • 01:17:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

CBC Animation Abracadabra

The film is an allegorical tale cautioning against the dangers of exhausting an indispensable natural resource, here represented by the sun. Frédéric Back has long believed that animation for children should deliver a message in an entertaining manner.
  • 1970
  • 00:09:21
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 02/11/2014

CBC Animation Crac!

In this charming tale tinged with nostalgia, Frédéric Back takes us back to rich traditions swept aside by the relentless forces of progress and urbanization. Crac! is the sound of a falling tree, chopped down to make the chair. It's the sound of the chair as it rocks. It's also the sound of the rift in our lives when change ...
  • 1981
  • 00:15:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/14/2014

CBC Animation All Nothing

For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will ...
  • 1978
  • 00:10:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/07/2013

CBC Animation Taratata!

"These parades were an occasion to honour traditional values or demonstrate progress by way of allegorical floats. Presented each year on June 24 in cities and towns all over Quebec, they gave local musicians and brass bands a chance to display their talents. Children adored the pageant with its splendid uniforms. The day would end with a great fireworks display. ...
  • 1976
  • 00:08:32
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/07/2013

CBC Animation Inon or the Conquest of Fire

In this film inspired by an Algonquin legend, fire is kept from humankind by Inon, the God of Thunder. The animals set off to capture the god's fire and bring it back to their human counterparts. The story is set at a time when humans and animals understood each other and lived in harmony with nature.
  • 1971
  • 00:09:35
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

CBC Animation The Creation of Birds

The beautiful days of summer come to a sudden end as the children flee before Howling Wolf, the terrible wind of the cold. They take shelter in the forest. Howling Wolf strips the trees of their beautiful coloured leaves, but is unable to find the children hiding among the evergreens. So he joins forces with White Bear, the snow, to ...
  • 1972
  • 00:10:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

CBC Animation Illusion?

"Every flower, every insect, every animal is a miracle waiting to be discovered, a marvel to be respected and loved. But we like to replace them with our own inventions, served up by the magicians of advertising, the promoters of progress and over-consumption. Unfortunately, these inventions are outmoded all too quickly. They break down, often taking with them that which ...
  • 1975
  • 00:11:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/08/2013