Ryan is a 2004 animated documentary by Chris Landreth about the Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, who in later years lived on skid row in Montreal following a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
Co-produced by Copper Heart Entertainment and the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan is an animated interpretation of an actual interview with Larkin, conducted by the film's director. Excerpts from Ryan also appear in the NFB-coproduced documentary Alter Egos, directed by Laurence Green.
Ryan won the 2004 Academy Award for Animated Short Film and the 25th Genie Award for Best Animated Short. The film was also very well received at the Cannes, Venice, Sundance and Toronto film festivals. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.
Director Landreth was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for The End.
According to the credits, animation for the film was created at Seneca College (Animation Arts Centre).