Stories from the Seventh Fire – Norval Morrisseau’s Animated Series 1999

Stories from the Seventh Fire
© 1999 Storytellers Productions Inc.

This series is the superb achievement of a unique and powerful collaboration. Gifted Native North American artists, animators, storytellers, actors and filmmakers have lovingly produced these animated legends for our new era, for all to share. World-renowned Ojibway artist Norval Morrisseau’s paintings come alive with beautiful animations of Wesakechack, and the legends are narrated by actor and storyteller Tantoo Cardinal.

  • DVD 1: Spring – The First Spring Flood; Legend of the Giant Beaver:
  • DVD 2: Summer – How Wesakechak Got His Name; Legend of the Caribou ;
  • DVD 3: Autumn – Wesakechak and the Medicine ; Legend of the First Thanksgiving;
  • DVD 4: Winter – Why the Rabbit Turns White; Legend of the Spirit Bear.

Teachers Guides

Awards:

  • Best Animation at the 2003 Japan Wildlife Festival,
  • Merit Award for Children’s Animation at the 2003 International Wildlife Festival,
  • Best Animation at the 2003 Yorkton Short Film Festival,
  • Best Program for Children at the Telenatura 2002 Awards (Pamplona, Spain).