Neighbours by Norman McLaren
Norman McLaren here employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors. Animation short made in 1952. Production : National Film Board of Canada.
Norman McLaren, was a Scottish-born British/Canadian animator, director and producer known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including hand-drawn animation, drawn-on-film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound.
His awards included an Oscar for the Best Documentary in 1952 for Neighbours, a Silver Bear for best short documentary at the 1956 Berlin International Film Festival Rythmetic and a 1969 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film for Pas de deux.