CBC Animation

"In 1968, the CBC/SRC founded an animation studio. Directed by Hubert Tison, this studio, which first specialized in titles, credits and signature tunes, rapidly carved out for itself a fine reputation in the realm of scripted films. In effect, thanks to the remarkable talent of Frédéric Back, Radio-Canada productions carried off a number of prizes at various festivals, including two Oscars for Crac! (1981) and L'Homme qui plantait des arbres (1987). In addition to Back's films, the studio went on to produce works by Graeme Ross (The Hare and the Tortoise/La Lièvre et la tortue, 1978) and by Paul Driessen (Jeu de coudes, 1979). Following severe budget cutbacks, CBC/SRC abandoned the production of animated films at the start of the 1990s." (Historica Canada)

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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