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B: April 11, 1914 in Stirling, Scotland
D: January 26, 1987 in Montréal, Québec

Norman McLaren was a Producer-Director-Animator and the most honoured filmmaker in Canada. In his lifetime he received literally hundreds of awards and prizes for his work. McLaren`s talent and ability came early in his life. Born in Stirling, Scotland, he grew up fascinated by motion and imagery and gravitated easily toward the Glasgow School of Art where he studied design and made his first, short, student films.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Seven Till Five (1933)
Camera Makes Whoopee (1935)
Polychrome Phantasy (1935)
Book Bargain (1936)
Defense of Madrid (1936)
Hell Unlimited (1936)
Mony a Pickle (1938)
News for the Navy (1938)
NBC Greeting (1939)
Scherzo (1939)
Love on the Wing (1939)

Spook Sport (1940)
Mail Early (1941)
V for Victory (1941)
Five for Four (1942)
Hen Hop (1942)
Tic Tac Toe (1943)
Chants populaires No. 1 (1943)
Chants populaires No. 2 (1943)
Chants populaires No. 3 (1943)
Dollar Dance (1943)
Stars and Stripes (1943)
A Rainey Day (1944)
Keep Your Mouth Shut (1944)
C’est l’avrion (1944)
Let’s All Sing Together No.1 (1944)
Let’s All Sing Together No.2 (1944)
Alouette (1944)
Let’s All Sing Together No.3 (1945 )
Let’s All Sing Together No.4 (1945)
Let’s All Sing Together No.5 (1945)
Let’s All Sing Together No.6 (1945)
Chants populaires No. 4 (1946)
A Little Phantasy on a Nineteenth Century Painting (1946)
Hoppity Pop (1946)
Là-huat sur ces montagnes (1946)
La poulette gris (1947)
Fiddle-de-dee (1947)
Boogie-Doodle (1948)
Dots (1948)
Begone Dull Care (1949)

Pen Point Percussion (1951)
Now is the Time (1951)
Around is Around (1951)
Twirligig (1952)
Neighbours (1952)
Blinkity Blank (1952)
A Phantasy (1952)
Loops (1952)
Two Bagatelles (1952)
Rythmetic (1956)
A Chairy Tale (with Claude Jutra, 1957)
Le Merle (1958)
Short and Suite (1959)
Mail Early for Xmas (1959)
Serenal (1959)

New York Lightboard (1961)
Opening Speech (1960)
Lines Vertical (1961)
Lines Horizontal (1961)
Mosaic (1965)
Pas de deux (1965)
Spheres (1969)

Synchromy (1971)
Ballet Adagio (1971)
Pinscreen (1973)
Animated Motion Part 1 (1976)
Animated Motion Part 2 (1976)
Animated Motion Part 3 (1977)
Animated Motion Part 4 (1977)
Animated Motion Part 5 (1978)

Narcissus (1983)
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