Norman McLaren, CC, CQ (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director 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 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