Synopsis by Hal Erickson
7 Surprises is an irresistible collection of award-winning cartoon subjects. Each was carefully selected for this compilation by Canada's National Film Board. Among the major talents represented herein are Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambert and Gerald Potterton. The best of the batch is 1952's Neighbors, an exhilarating and ultimately poignant antiwar allegory directed by McLaren and starring (in the "human cartoon" leading roles) fellow animators Paul Ladoucer and Grant Munro. In the original Canadian prints, the title is spelled Seven Surprizes.