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Panoramic Chronicle

Panoramic Chronicle

Comic Strip Chronicles
Comic Strip Chronicles
2017 4 films

Discover the creativity and wit of cartoonists-turned-filmmakers in our Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts that celebrates the strong affinity between two art forms: the comic strip and the animated film.


Ride the commuter train with this animated short that questions what goes on it the hearts of minds of the train's silent passengers. Filmmakers Lewis Trondheim and Jean Matthieu Tanguy take a common, humdrum experience and turn it into a captivating journey tinged with some delicious, deadpan humour.

This film is part of the Comic Strip Chronicles, a collection of shorts celebrating the strong affinity between comic strips and animated film. Inspired by moments of everyday life, these films showcase the playful imaginations of renowned artists Guy Delisle, Zviane, Aude Picault, Lewis Trondheim, and Jean Matthieu Tanguy. Produced by the NFB, Canal+, and Sacrebleu.

  • director
    Lewis Trondheim
    Jean-Matthieu Tanguy
  • writer
    Lewis Trondheim
  • voice
    Jim Corcoran
  • adaptation
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice direction
    Kathleen Fee
  • animation
    Jean-Matthieu Tanguy
  • sound design
    Lionel Guenoun
  • direction - opening sequence
    Pascal Blanchet
    Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
  • music - opening sequence
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical direction
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical coordination, animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • production coordination
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordination
    Jean-François Laprise
    Daniel Lord
  • administration
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • line producer
    Jocelyne Perrier
  • business affairs
    Claire Burnoud
  • project manager
    Camille Lequenne
  • production assistant
    Sophie de Charentenay
    David Figueredo Diez
  • production accounting
    Maxi Cortez
  • production intern
    Camille Apard
    Jean-Maxime Feutry
  • post-production studio
    High Fun
  • Les Programmes Courts et Créations
    Pascale Faure
    Brigitte Pardo
  • negotiations manager
    Sébastien Laurent
  • communications
    Karletty Lavocat
    Pascale Marie
  • producer
    Julie Roy
    Marc Bertrand
    Ron Dyens


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Ages 12 to 18

History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Media Education - Film Animation
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Animated short by filmmakers Lewis Trondheim and Jean Matthieu Tanguy narrating what goes on in the minds of a commuter train’s silent passengers. Ideal as an introduction to a creative writing prompt such as “strangers on a train.” Students could be asked to describe in detail a character’s attributes and what their lives are like based on a brief encounter with a stranger in their daily lives.

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