This Winnipeg based animator working for the National Film Board has won as of 1997, almost 40 national and international animation awards. Two of his features The Big Snit (1985) a fable about marital squabbling, Scrabble and nuclear war and the computer-generated short La Salla (1997) were both nominated for Oscars. His reputation also rests on Getting Started (1979) a story of procrastination, and The Cat Came Back, an animated film based on the folk song of the same name.
He was born in Vancouver in 1942. He used both traditional and computorized animated techniques.
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