Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year from Norman McLaren!

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From Kaj's collection

This gives me the chills! There's something really unique about seeing the authentic handwriting of a long-gone legend! The fact it's on an exposure sheet makes it all the more special.

Kaj was one of Norman's assistants in the golden age of the National Film Board of Canada!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goldtooth at the Oscars

Production drawings from "Goldtooth"


A gag drawing by Kaj Pindal.
Kaj explained that the idea behind the gag was how actors often look radically different than the characters they play when they arrive at award shows.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peter Ustinov and Peep

Ustinov narrated the 1980s NFB direct-to-video children's program "Peep and the Big Wide World" created by Kaj Pindal. You may recognize his voice as Prince John from Disney's "Robin Hood"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kaj Pindal!

Just came from the home of the Pindal family with lots of great drawings to scan. and continue post this blog. Thought I'd start with this drawing by Kaj's talented son Jens Pindal, to celebrate Kaj's Birthday. Kaj turned 84 this Thursday, wish him a happy one :D