The history of animation in Canada

Today we learned about the animation within Canada, which I found really interesting as I have always wanted to live in Canada myself, but this was a really great insight into the history of animation within Canada and really opened my eyes.

One of the animators that really stuck out for me was Ryan Larkin who is a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time, I just love his animation style and his history.

This animated short documentary on Ryan Larkin, directed by Chris Landreth. Chris Ryan is living every artist’s worst nightmare – succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Chris Landreth portrays the whole interview with Ryan, on his downward spiral, through 3D animated characters which are brilliantly styled to show their troubles.

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