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A Chairy Tale



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  • Theatrical Short
  • Traditional Animation
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Distributed by: National Film Board of Canada
  • Directed By Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra.
  • Produced By Claude Jutra.
  • Animated By Evelyn Lambart.
  • Awards: Nominee, Oscar, Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects, Norman McLaren, 1958, Canadian Film Award, Best Arts and Experimental, Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra, 1958 ; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Maurice Blackburn, Ravi Shankar, Chatur Lal.
  • Originally Released in 1957 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 10:05 minutes.
  • Color
  • Canada  Canada

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Cartoon Summary:


A fairy tale in the modern manner, told without words by film artist Norman McLaren. In the film, a chair (animated by Evelyn Lambart) that declines to be sat upon...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:


Foreign Language Title: "Il Était Une Chaise (French)."

Mainly a live-action film.

Film without words, with musical accompaniment on the sitar and tabla.




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Chairy Tale is a winsome, humorous deceptively simple pixilation (the director's term) with deep wisdom. Ravi Shankar music engages the senses, and the open-ended interaction of one man with one chair allows all sorts of interpretations. And it is just...  (read more)
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