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Watch Universe, the Inspiration for 2001: A Space Odyssey [Full Short]

21 October 2013 4:15 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Canada's National Film Board, commonly referred to as the Nfb (or Onf if you herald from the country's French speaking parts), has long been a groundbreaking producer of shorts and features though it's best known for its shorts (53 of the Nfb's 72 Oscar nominations have been for short films). Having produced over 13,000 films since its formation in 1939, the Nfb is responsible for quite a few ground breaking and awe inspiring projects and one of the most celebrated also happens to be one that inspired a famous feature: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Douglas Rain, who later went on to voice Hal 9000 in Kubrick's movie, narrated Roman Kroitor and by Colin Low's Universe, a short that combines photography and animation that explain how the universe and the planets [Continued ...] »

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