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Hen Hop

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Directed by  Norman McLaren
Release date  1942
Country  Canada
Director  Norman McLaren
Produced by  Norman McLaren
Running time  4 minutes
Initial release  1942 (Canada)
Producer  Norman McLaren
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Distributed by  National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Distributor  National Film Board of Canada
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Hen Hop is a 1942 drawn-on-film animation short by Norman McLaren, in which a hen gradually breaks apart into an abstract movement of lines as it dances to a barn dance. One of a number of drawn-on-film animated works created by McLaren, Hen Hop was animated by inking and scraping film stock, with colour added optically afterwards.


To make Hen Hop, McLaren spent days in a chicken coop to capture what he called "the spirit of henliness." The film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

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Pablo Picasso was reported to have exclaimed “at last something new” upon viewing this film. Dutch animator Gerrit van Dijk, reproduces part of the film as well as quotes from McLaren about making Hen Hop his 1997 work, I Move, So I Am.


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