June, 17th 2021


From November 27th 2013 to February 9th 2014  /  Foyer Luce-Guilbeault

American Pioneers of Animation

In the first half of the 20th century, American artists and producers are interested in animation, an art form still thriving at the time. Thanks to their enthusiasm and determination, the animation achieves a fast growth, from the handmade era to the industrial one. Bringing together some of the nicest collection pieces of the Cinémathèque québécoise, this exhibition reminds the contributions of these pioneers from Winsor McCay, a legendary figure of America's pre-industrial cartoons, to Walt Disney, producer of the animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), through Montreal-born Raoul Barré (1874-1932),  who founded one of the first industrial-type studio in the United-States during the 1910s before collaborating to the Felix the Cat series in the 1920s.

The Sommets du Cinéma d'Animation pay homage to these visionary souls.

Marco de Blois
Programmer-curator, animation


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