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Creator: Norman Mclaren

Norman McLaren was a Scottish-Canadian animator famous being a pioneer in a variety of experimental techniques from the late 1940s to the 1980s for the National Film Board Of Canada.

Specifically, he created new techniques like Drawn on Film animation (Animation drawn directly on film stock), pixiliation (Stop Motion with actors) and optical printing techniques to create surreal visual experiences.

For instance, he won an Oscar for the 1952 pixiliation short, Neighbours, and a 1968 BAFTA award for the surreal ballet short, Pas Ex Deux.

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  • Deranged Animation: He was an animator famous for his innovative animation techniques that looked like nothing else in their time.