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Le merle ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527700
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Norman McLaren
Directors:  Norman McLaren
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Language Arts, Music, Science
Language:  French
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1958
Running Time:  4:03

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It’s the story of a bird that loses first its neck, then its eye, back, wings and feet in turn before they return again, but this time doubled or tripled in number. The filmmaker used simple cardboard cut-outs in geometric shapes to illustrate this traditional folk song.

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