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Pinocchio riding a bird

Just completed: 

Janet Perlman’s Pinocchio

That’s the title, and the whole sordid story is told in one minute. This film is part of an anthology called The One-Minute Mistake, produced by Joan Gratz

Display case at the Cinemathèque Québecoise filled with my favorite things

This display case contains “objéts” that inspired my film “My Favorite Things that I Love”. It was installed at the Cinemathèque québécoise May 12 - June 18, 2023.

Sports Cartoons Hippo, cat, pig and dog

The Girl with the Red Beret / La fille au béret rouge is now making the rounds of festivals around the world. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, it is a lighthearted look at the vagaries of public transport, to the tune of the Kate and Anna McGarrigle song “Complainte pour Ste-Catherine”.  

🏆 Best International Short award, Los Angeles Animation Festival 2023

🏆 Honorable Mention, Best Canadian short, Ottawa Animation Festival, 2023

🏆Best Canadian Short, FIFEM Montreal Children’s Film Festival, 2024


The Gauntlet

CBC All in a Day

CBC Radio’s The Bridge

Points of Reviews

Interview on Skwigly

The Montreal Gazette


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The Penguin and the Pea book


This completely uncontroversial children’s book has been pulled from Florida’s library shelves. I am proud to join the ranks of such important works as Farenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Maus. This is simply “The Princess and the Pea”, retold with penguins, plus there’s a cabbage. My other penguin fairy tales have not been banned, nor has “The Princess and the Pea”. You tell me. 

ARTIST TALK : Misery Loves Comedy

at the French Institute, NYC

Sunday, January 28 at 3:45pm


Collage image from film Tiny Tiny Screens

I’m working on Tiny Tiny Screens. Using archival educational footage, I imagine what might occur beyond the confines of the film frame. One of the highlights is a world-renowned typist who demonstrates her astonishing abilities. 

Poster janet Perlman's master class at the Cinemathèque québécoise

On May 13th, 2023 I gave a master class at the Cinemathèque québécoise. I showed films, described my work process, my evolution as an artist, my influences, blew bubbles, and invited everyone to dance to African drums.

Sports Cartoons is now available in HD! The classic series was produced by Lamb Perlman Productions. These funny spots feature the amazing talents of Derek Lamb, Kaj Pindal, Zlatko Grgic, Chris Hinton, Yours Truly, Alison Snowden & David Fine, and many others. 

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