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Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a lecture on animation. The program is named for Marc Davis, one of the “Nine Old Men” core animators for Walt Disney. The 2007 lecture, to be held Oct. 17, will be given by five Canadian women whose animation has been nominated for an Academy Award. Among them is Torill Kove, who picked up the animated short film Oscar this year for “The Danish Poet,” a scene from which is shown here. (National Film Board of Canada)
Torill Kove’s Oscar-winning short, “The Danish Poet,” tells the whimsical tale of a poet who goes to Norway to meet a famous writer and falls in love with a farmer’s daughter. “It is all hand-drawn and hand-animated,” she says. (National Film Board of Canada)
“I thought the combination of Cinderella and a penguin is something that works,” says animator Janet Perlman. The result was “The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin.” (National Film Board of Canada)
The Oct. 17 lecture also will feature the duo of Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, whose short film “When the Day Breaks” was nominated for a 1999 Oscar. (National Film Board of Canada)
Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ “When the Day Breaks” tells the bittersweet story of Ruby the pig, who witnesses the death of a stranger while going to the store to get some milk. (National Film Board of Canada)
Speaker Caroline Leaf was nominated for a 1976 Academy Award for the short film “The Street.” (National Film Board of Canada)
Caroline Leaf’s “The Street” is scheduled to be screened along with the Oscar-nominated work of her fellow Canadian panelists. (National Film Board of Canada)