Saturday, September 17, 2016

"King Size" (1968) Storyboards by Kaj Pindal

Kaj Pindal made this board in roughly ten days, exactly fifty years ago, in 1966. The final theatrical short was released in 1968 and is available to watch below. 
The Department of Health and Welfare contacted the National Film Board with the aim of de-glamorizing cigarette smoking. The anti-smoking campaign began with showing images of sick lungs etc, but that was found to be ineffective in changing attitudes toward smoking. Humour worked much better. This was first demonstrated with Kaj's Anti-Smoking TV spots. This short followed their success.

The finished film:

Kaj's earlier anti-smoking TV spots

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kaj Pindal Quote book by Hank Choi and Lily Sun

"Animation Begins where live-action gives up" is an anthology of Kaj Pindal quotes, illustrations and animation tips. Sheridan Graduates Hank Choi and Lily Sun were so inspired by the title quote that they decided to collect many more of Kaj's aphorisms in this handsome volume. It is available for purchase at and Amazon

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Advice doodle: horse (sound)

Kaj often draws appetizers of animation advice and pins them up on the board at the 4th year animation studio at Sheridan College, here is a recent entry.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kaj Pindal Retrospective at Taafi

Come to the Kaj Pindal Retrospective screening at TAAFI, curated and edited by yours truly. Q&A with Kaj moderated by Coordinator of Sheridan's BAA Animation program, Mark Mayerson.

Event details:

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sports Cartoons #1

Produced by Derek Lamb and Janet Perlman

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New "Peep" Plush Toys!

This is the first line of Merchandise for Kaj's creations. In the video below, he explains why he's happy with the results:

Here they are with Kaj's Daytime Emmy and Gemini Awards: