Antitube and Cinémathèque québécoise are proud to present

The 9th Quebec City Animation Festival

Three days of varied, delightful, and provocative programming for animation lovers, new fans, and the whole family.

It was a great year in animation around the world, with a flood of releases of all stripes—from the groundbreaking to the raw, the experimental to the lighthearted. Featuring films from all four corners of the world: Ireland, Estonia, France, China, Croatia, Canada, Quebec, Japan, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Australia, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands.

November 26,27,28 2010, Museum of civilization

Event program

November 26, 2010, 7 p.m.
Fignolés mains

Fignolés mains

Robert Lortac and Mallet, Panne de pneu

French advertisements from the 1910s to the 1970s

Advertising and animation are old bedfellows, with close ties going all the way back to pioneering animators Emilie Cohl and Robert Lortac. Advertising put food on the table for directors and animators for decades, especially during the years when American productions ran roughshod over their French competition.  For many in the industry, advertising provided a creative refuge, a regular paycheque, a forum for trying out new ideas, and a way to fund more ambitious, personal projects.


Guest curator Jean Baptiste Garnero of Centre National de la Cinématographie – Archives Françaises du Film will be in attendance.


Complete program notes will be available at the screening.

November 26, 2010, 9 p.m.
Panique au village

Panique au village

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar

Panique au village is an adaptation of the much-loved Belgian series of the same name. Cowboy and Indian just want to wish Horse a happy birthday. So they order a “some-assembly-required” barbecue online—but instead receive some 50 million bricks! This emotional rollercoaster boasts love and adventure, taking us form the center of the Earth to the North Pole to the Atlantic Ocean. Made with plastic and plasticine figures and stop-motion animation.

Official Selection, 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Belgium, 2009, 74 min., 35 mm.

With the voices of Benoît Poelvoorde, Jeanne Balibar, and Stéphane Aubier.


NOT TO BE MISSED! First-ever public screening in Quebec City. 

November 27, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
The Wonderful Worlds  of Co Hoedeman

The Wonderful Worlds of Co Hoedeman

Co Hoedeman, A Crocodile in my Garden

A series of kids’ films by Co Hoedeman, an NFB stalwart and Oscar award winner for best animated film. The Dutch-born filmmaker has produced a large number of films for young audiences and especially young children. Creating magic universes in animation with the touch of  a genius, these films leave young and old viewers alike spellbound and uplifted.


Marianne’s Theatre, 2004, 15 min. 45 s., silent, 35 mm.

 A small castle sits on a stage. It is Marianne’s Theatre, the kingdom of a small marionette who, with a wave of her magic wand, conjures up three two-dimensional cutout acrobats who emerge from her hat. Each performs its number without difficulties. But one acrobat’s clumsiness, the second’s mischief, and the third’s hot temper lead first to conflict, then to chaos. How can harmony be restored without losing control? And who is really in charge, the little puppet or the acrobats? This big show in a miniature universe is typical of Co Hoedeman, genius of enchantment, master of illusion, and virtuoso of lighting who manages to pull off a show within a show within a movie! No small feat and Hoedeman nails it, blurring the boundaries between theater and animated filmmaking. A silent film that gives audiences the greatest gift of all—magic!


The Sniffing Bear, 1992, 7 min. 47 s., silent, 35 mm.

This animated film uses the Arctic landscape and traditional Inuit characters Bear, Seal, and Owl to raise young people's awareness about the harmful effects of substance abuse. A polar bear experiences hallucinations after inhaling fumes from an abandoned gas can. A nearby owl and seal help show the bear the error of his ways, preventing him from falling further into addiction.


Ludovic - The Snow Gift, 1998, 14 min. 12 s., 35 mm.

It’s snowing. A winter wind is blowing over t's winter in a thatched cottage, home to a family of teddy bears. The young cub Ludovic dreams of tobogganing but his parents tell him he's too little. He invents wonderful games to share with a doll that miraculously comes to life. With music by Daniel Lavoie, Hoedeman draws us into the magical world of childhood with this tender tale of the cozy relationship between a child and a favorite toy.


Ludovic - Magic in the Air, 2002, 12 min.14 s., 35 mm.

It's autumn in all its glory and Ludovic is playing in the park. He is pleased to see a bigger teddy bear coming toward him: “He wants to play with me,” he thinks. He approaches but the little bear knocks him over and runs away. Ludovic’s troubles are far from over: he will again fall prey to this “bad guy” before being rescued by a little girl teddy bear, a simple action that fills the air with magic and changes the little teddy bear’s life.


Ludovic - A Crocodile in my Garden, 2000, 9 min. 57 s., 35 mm.

Springtime. Ludovic is out in the garden holding court over a menagerie of paper animals and their jungle home. In his improvised Africa, Ludovic goes from one surprise to another until the animals help themselves to the surprise brought by his mother. When they refuse to obey him, Ludovic doesn't want to play anymore. He bangs the door and pouts. But children's fights don't last. Reconciliation is not far off, especially when there is a snack to be shared by everyone. The second film in the Ludovic series.

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