Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, ... See full summary »

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(as Hale), (as McLaren) | 2 more credits »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Grant Munro
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Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, and cel animation of a man who seeks the ideal star to top his Christmas tree. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 1969 (USA)  »

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Caprice de Noël  »

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Referenced in Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965) See more »

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A very unusual short, even for Norman McLaren
5 September 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short was nominated for an Academy Award and is absolutely one of the strangest works to be produced under the auspices of the NFBC. It's actually three very brief pieces with a framing sequence-at least I think it is! Norman McLaren's fingerprints are all over this one! Known for very odd work, it's an acquired taste. I happen to like McLaren's work, but even I find this one a bit far out. If you like McLaren's very eccentric stop-motion, you'll probably like this. Otherwise it may be a bit too strange for you. Recommended if you like the unusual or Norman McLaren.


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