Norman McLaren animation from 1958 titled ‘Le Merle’

"This is a film about a (white) blackbird who loses body parts and gets them back three fold. This bird with three of everything dances to the old folk song. What is amazing about the film is that one only sees essentials – highly stylized and disconnected bits – the body parts are small paper rectangles, the eyes little paper circles."
- Donald McWilliams: NORMAN MCLAREN: HANDS-ON ANIMATION
 




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