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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Episodes

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

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]