A powerful communication tool

"Animated film has considerable power. It's an art form that condenses a substantial amount of information into a short space of time, points up contrasts, transposes, suggests, hints at what we can't see—and, as we know, it's what we can't see that's most important."

"For this reason, I hope that the success of my films encourages other producers, artists and directors to create films that will help humanity find viable solutions for the next millennium and preserve the biodiversity, health and beauty that give meaning to our lives and our intelligence."

"Those in charge of youth programming at Radio-Canada, Robert Roy in particular, allowed me to make films that convey strong messages. Young viewers are increasingly exposed to advertising, temptation and exploitation. I felt it was important to inform them and, if possible, help them become critical thinkers through the powerful media of animated film and television. For me—and for Hubert Tison—the quality of the story and the weight of the message are a film's most important elements. The film is based on an ideal, and the artistic and technical values are there only to enhance it and bring it to full fruition."

Frédéric Back

[Vidéo] Frédéric Back discusses the importance of a film being able to make an emotional connection with the spectator.
Credit: Radio-Canada, Horizon 2000, 1984, 01:08

[Vidéo] Interview with Madeleine Poulin on the different steps involved in making an animated film.
Credit: Radio-Canada, 1987, 06:35