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René Jodoin (1920–2015)


He became part of the NFB after graduating in 1943 from the Montreal school of Fine Arts (École des Beaux-Arts). He became Norman McLaren's collaborator. He used computer animation early ('Hunger' by Peter Foldes) and was a proponent of abstract geometric animation ('Rectangle et rectangles'). See more trivia »


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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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 1984 Bioscope (Short) (producer)
 1980 One Way Street (Short) (producer)
 1978 L'affaire Bronswik (Short) (producer)
 1977 Dernier envol (Short) (producer)
 1976 Monsieur Pointu (Short) (producer)
 1975 Horizon (Short) (producer)
 1974 Hunger (Short) (producer)
 1973 Dans la vie (Short) (producer)
 1973 Horsing Around (Short) (producer)
 1973 Nébule (Short) (producer)
 1973 Passage (Short) (producer)
 1972 Series 4 (Short) (producer)
 1972 Wind (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Balablok (Short) (producer)
 1971 Multiplication 1 (Short) (producer)
 1971 Multiplication 2 (Short) (producer)
 1971 Multiplication 3 (Short) (producer)
 1970 Dimension soleils (Short) (producer)
 1970 La ville (Short) (producer)
 1970 Points de suspension (Short) (producer)
 1969 Cerveau gelé (Short) (producer)
 1969 Le corbeau et le renard (Short) (producer)
 1969 Notre jeunesse en auto-sport (Short) (producer)
 1969 Oddball (Short) (producer)
 1969 Spheres (Short) (producer)
 1969 The Macadam Flowers (Short) (producer)
 1967 A Child in His Country (Short) (producer)
 1965 Glaciation (Short documentary) (producer)
 1964 Among Fish (Short documentary) (producer)
 1964 The Canadian Shield: Saguenay Region (Documentary short) (producer)
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He became head, in 1966, of the animation studio of the French section of the NFB and produced many important films. In 1985, he left the NFB and continued to be an artist. He was awarded by the Québec government the Albert-Tessier prize in 2001. See more »

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