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A Chairy Tale

A Chairy Tale

A Chairy Tale (1957) Theatrical Cartoon A Chairy Tale

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>National Film Board of Canada
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • 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 .
    Special Award, BAFTA Awards, 1958
    .
  • Originally Released in 1957 (Estimate).
  • Running Time: 10:05 minutes.
  • Color
  • Canada  Canada

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

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Mainly a live-action film.

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

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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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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