Hen Hop

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Synopsis

This WWII-era experimental short, encouraging viewers to save victory bonds, features a dancing hen that can detach from its legs, morph, and even detach its head.

Credits

Animator

Norman McLaren

Trivia

  • Norman McLaren made this short by drawing directly on 35mm film stock with pen and ink; color was added optically.
  • The film is typically preceded by an introduction in English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch explaining that the viewer is about to watch an experimental film by McLaren, made by drawing on film.

Video Information

Technical Specifications

Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: Canada

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Screenshots

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History

4/17/2015

  • New title added by Toadette
  • Synopsis added by Toadette
  • Credits added by Toadette
  • Color type added by Toadette
  • Negative format added by Toadette
  • Original Language added by Toadette
  • Trivia added by Toadette

4/20/2015

  • Screenshots added by Toadette

6/23/2019

    Sources

    Norman McLaren: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)