A Chairy Tale (1957)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie  |   Run Time - 10 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren co-direct A Chairy Tale. In this ten-minute animated Canadian short from 1957, a chair that detests being sat upon attempts to evade the maneuvers and machinations of a young boy determined to use it as a resting place. A Chairy Tale boasts a score authored and performed by sitar godfather Ravi Shankar. Evelyn Lambart co-animates the piece, with Maurice Black providing additional musical accompaniment.

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chair, compromise, cooperation, fable, kindness, understanding