One of the best animation selections available
Alberto G. M | Miami, FL United States | 12/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc features a mix of assorted animation by members of the NFB that is sure to please the most discriminating animation collector. From the wild, thoughtful and free experimentations of Norman McLaren to more lighthearted contributions that don't compromise the overall quality of the whole presentation at all - if you are a fan of experimental / independent animation, this is a must for your DVD collection. You won't be dissapointed."
Better than most collections, but not outstanding
schnozzle | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is certainly worth buying for "Begone Dull Care" and "The Street," and I applaud Maltin for including those, but it's frustrating to see overplayed clunkers like "The Cat Came Back" included on collection after collection of FBC animation (it's on at least two other dvd's that I'm aware of) while so much great work in their vaults never sees the light of day.I understand this a reflection of Maltin's personal taste, but the FPC's dvd releases share too much material with each other to make buying more than one or two worthwhile."
NFB Cartoon Shorts
J. Bromberg | Dallas, TX | 03/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having spent time in Canada as a kid, I remember (fondly) a number of the short cartoons that are on this DVD. The features were largely from independent film makers who were funded by the National Film Board of Canada, and always covered interesting subjects about growing up and/or outdoor life in Canada.
Given their age (and relative commercial unimportance) I had given up hope that I would ever see them again...but here they are, in a beautifully-restored collection. What Leonard Maltin has to do with this, I don't know, but if you (like me) long to see these features once again, this is the DVD for you!"
Beverly A. Bass | MI | 08/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this to get "The Cat Came Back". I remember seeing this cartoon many times about 10 years ago, but hadn't seen it since that time. I loved it and thought the grandkids would too. I thought these were great cartoons for the price."