Oscar-nominated animator joins Bountiful Films for documentary

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Simultaneously celebrating and sending up all things “cat “in our new CBC Doc Zone film, “Cat Craze” (delivering fall 2010) requires a deft creative touch.

And who better to deliver than Cordell Barker, creator of Canada’s most iconic animated cat film: The Cat Came Back. The Cat Came Back garnered Barker an Oscar nomination in 1988 and remains one of the National Film Board’s all-time hits and is among the most downloaded of the shorts on the NFB’s iPhone application.

Barker’s most recent animated film Runaway blew the critics away at Sundance.

Even after creating The Cat Came Back, Cordell stills considers himself a “cat” person, “having only ever owned, or been owned, by cats.”

Check out the Bountiful Films site later this summer for a sneak preview of Cordell’s latest cat animation.

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