Grant Munro

Grant Munro O.C. (born (1923-04-25)April 25, 1923) is a Canadian animator, filmmaker and actor. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has one sister (Gail) and a brother (Brian). Brian Munro spent his adult life in the Canadian Forces, serving with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). Of note, he received the Presidential Unit Citation (United States) for the Battle of Kapyong in the Korean War. Grant Munro was educated at the Robert H. Smith school, Queenston school, and Gordon Bell High, before attending the Musgrove School of Art and the Winnipeg School of Art. Earning an honor diploma from the Ontario College of Art in 1944, he then joined the National Film Board, Canada's public film producer and distributor. His work as an animator first won note during 1945, setting the songs "My Darling Clementine" and "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" to animated cut-outs. In 1952, he furthered his reputation by co-starring with Jean-Paul Ladouceur in Norman McLaren's Neighbours, a film which used the technique known as "pixilation" (a term coined by Munro) and which won both a Canadian Film Award and an Academy Award.




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