Source National Film Board of Canada
This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - having lost his ability to create and succumbing to addiction, he panhandles on the streets to make ends meet. Through the use of computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend and colleague in an effort to shed light on his downward spiral. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
In the Library:
- Sarris, Nikos  3d modeling and animation : synthesis and analysis techniques for the human body. Hershey PA : IRM Press, [Netlibrary]
- Grant, John  Masters of Animation. New York, NY : Watson-Guptill Publications, [WorldCat]
- Cohen, Karl.  Forbidden animation : censored cartoons and blacklisted animators in America. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. [WorldCat]
- Sitney, P. Adams  Visionary film : the American avant-garde, 1943-2000. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. [NetLibrary]
- National Film Board of Canada official website for Ryan
- Robinson, Chris. "Last Exit on St. Laurent Street: The Wonderfully F***ed Up World of Ryan Larkin." Animation World Magazine 5.8, November 2000.
- Ryan Larkin's official website
- 2009 Oscar-nominated animated short films