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Title: Le merle
Director: McLaren, Norman
Year: 1958
Length: 04 min 39 s

It’s the story of a bird that loses first its neck, then its eye, back, wings and feet in turn before they return again, but this time doubled or tripled in number. The filmmaker used simple cardboard cut-outs in geometric shapes to illustrate this traditional folk song.

Director
Norman McLaren

Producer
Norman McLaren

Camera
Douglas Poulter

Animation
Norman McLaren

Animation
Evelyn Lambart

Music
Maurice Blackburn

Technique(s) used

Paper cut-outs