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Norman McLaren


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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