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NFB Canada running with Cordell Barker’s Runaway

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is featuring a series of short “Making of” documentaries and teasers online for Cordell Barker’s all new animated short, Runaway.

Cordell Barker, who directed The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders, is once again at his best with Runaway. Set to the music of Ben Charest (composer of The Triplets of Belleville), Runaway takes you on a journey that is both funny and disastrous.

Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend. The ensuing crisis leads to a class struggle that is as amusing as it is merciless. Naturally there are victims, but in the end everyone is equal.

(Apologies, but the video embedding doesn’t seem to be working) …

Runaway (Teaser)

Runaway (Clip)

Runaway Making of: Animator Cordell Barker

Runaway Making of: Composer Ben Charest

Runaway Making of: Production Secrets

Also available on NFB’s website are Runaway Teaser 2 and Teaser 3, Strange Invaders, and Cordell Barker’s Oscar-nominated animation The Cat Came Back.

Community Comments

#1 Nate Fakes
May/4/2009
@ 7:03 am

Can’t wait to see it!

#2 Charles Brubaker
May/4/2009
@ 9:05 am

“The Cat Came Back” is probably one of the best things to come out of Canada. Can’t wait to see what Cordell has in store with his new short.

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