Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids brings Canada’s fascinating past alive for readers between the ages of 8 and 13, through comics, stories, “did-you-know?” tidbits, games and more. NFB Education has teamed up with Kayak to concoct a wide-ranging playlist of hilarious NFB shorts, from imagined 19th-century news broadcasts to a witty animated history of Fort Prince of Wales.
In this short animation, a polar bear must try his luck finding a job in the big city when the last of his Arctic ice environment disappears. It’s hard fitting into the human world, however, so this bear finds a more creative solution to his predicament.
This film was made as part of the 8th edition of the NFB's Hothouse apprenticeship.
In this animated short, Sleeping Betty is stuck in bed, victim to a strange bout of narcolepsy. The King calls on his subjects to rescue her and they all respond to the call: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an oddly emotional alien, a funky witch and a handsome prince. But will a kiss really be enough to wake the sleeping princess? The film, drawn in ink, is a classic example of the anachronistic and playful world of Claude Cloutier.
This hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... Also won the 1989 Genie Award for best animated short film.
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