Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman McLaren (1914-1987), acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmaker, designer, sound artist, animator and all-around prolific creative type. In honour of McLaren’s life and work, there are quite a few celebrations taking place around the world. Animafest Zagreb 2014 will celebrate his life’s work and legacy through a special retrospective programme, marking the 100 year anniversary of his birth.
Norman McLaren was a world renowned film maker, a genius of the moving image famous for his innovative and prolific animated experiments. Many of his short films won International Film Festival Awards, including the Academy Award (Oscar) for 1952’s Neighbours. He has influenced artists, filmmakers and musicians, from Picasso and Truffaut to Lucas and Linklater. More information about Norman McLaren and his 100 year anniversary is available HERE.