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Sheridan Animation Professor Honoured for Lifetime Achievement

July 11, 2012

Kaj Pindal named "Most Animated Person of the Year - for Lifetime Achievement" by TAAFI

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2012
Oakville, ON

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) recently honoured Kaj Pindal, a long-time animation professor at Sheridan College, with a retrospective screening of Pindal's work and TAAFI's first-ever "Most Animated Person of the Year" award.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pindal began his career as an underground cartoonist during the German occupation of Denmark during the Second World War.  After the war, he made animated commercials in Sweden and Denmark before emigrating to Canada to join the National Film Board in 1957.  His work for the NFB over the next two decades is legendary among animators, but he is more widely recognized as the Emmy Award-winning creator of Peep and the Big Wide World, a popular animated series for children.

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Kaj Pindal

Pindal has been a professor in Sheridan's renowned animation program since 1977.  In 1979, the NFB released the film Laughlines:  A Profile of Kaj Pindal.

For more information on the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, visit