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Best of the Best - Romantic Tales
Best of the Best - Romantic Tales
Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation
NR     2001     1hr 37min

For the first time on DVD--the complete set of the National Film Board of Canada's Academy Award-winning and Oscar-Nominated animation shorts of romantic tales and other whimsical relationships. "A Chairy Tale," Oscar nomi...  more »


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Best of
DVD Release Date: 02/27/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

If There's an Animation Revolution, the NFB is Leading it!
BlaskoFilms | Coon Rapids, MN United States | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking at this disc, you're either an animation enthusiast who went straight to it or you've stumbled upon through some series of "recommendations." Regardless, my advice to each of you would be the same: don't hesitate to add this collection to your home library (or your public library).

Unlike some well-meaning cartoon anthologies, all of these films have received an excellent DVD transfer. The picture and audio qualities are fantastic! And that's good, because these Academy Award-Winning and -Nominated films are worth the attention. Wendy Tilby's "Strings," a hand-painted impressionistic masterpiece, is beautiful in its understated romance. Caroline Leaf's "The Street" is a free-flowing look into the death of a relative from a child's point of view. David Fine and Alison Snowden's "Bob's Birthday" is a classic of middle class Canadian humor. There are others, of course, equally good. And though these films range in age, from 1957 to 1994, they all seem fresh and vibrant - alive with the possibilities of the world's greatest medium. In fact, one of the filmmakers, Ryan Larkin, is the subject of the groundbreaking 2004 Academy Award-nominated animated short film, "Ryan."

To watch Canadian animation is to understand the possibilities of animation, treated with liberty and respect in the hands of liberated, respected artists. This disc, and others from the NFB, will have you asking, "Why don't we have an NFB in the USA?!" Enjoy!