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A Chairy Tale

A Chairy Tale

A Chairy Tale (1957) Theatrical Cartoon A Chairy Tale

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  • Theatrical Short
  • Distributed by: National Film Board of Canada
  • Originally Released in 1957 (Estimate).

  • Color
  • Running Time: 10:05 minutes.
  • Canada  Canada

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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 and a young man perform a sort of pas de deux. A struggle ensues, first for mastery and then for understanding.

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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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