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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is the artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and an author and screenwriter.

He blogs for the Animation World Network as the Animation Pimp, and has written books including Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy (2003), Unsung Heroes of Animation (2006), Great Left Wingers of Hockey’s Golden Era (2006), Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin (2008), Japanese Animation: Time out of Mind (2010) and the upcoming graphic novel My Balls are Killing Me.

Articles by Chris Robinson

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  • Toon of the month: Unity

    Tobias Stretch’s stunning short animates life in one fell swoop, says Chris Robinson.

    Sunday, November 9, 2014


  • Toon of the month: Marcel, the King of Tervuren

    Ruling the roost, one day at a time: Chris Robinson hails a Belgian short animation about a cockerel’s mysteries of persistence.

    Monday, September 15, 2014


  • Darkness on the edge: Chris Sullivan on Consuming Spirits

    Fourteen years in the making, Chris Sullivan’s singular animated feature lets loose the angels and devils of a blue-collar America at twilight. He talks hope and the abyss with Chris Robinson.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013


  • Another

    Chris Robinson stumbles upon that ultra-rare student animation that warrants its 17-minute running time. Is this Au hasard bear?

    Monday, September 2, 2013


  • A Boy and His Atom

    Chris Robinson on IBM scientists dipping their toes into the art of computer animation, starting small.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013


  • Don Hertzfeldt’s beautiful days

    Chris Robinson talks rage, regrets and revelations with the maker of the tragicomic rhapsody It’s Such a Beautiful Day.

    Friday, May 3, 2013


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