NFB iPhone App

Is 2 too young for an iPhone?

Maybe. But not the apps.

The iTunes store is papered with great iPhone and iPod Touch applications for kids, and if you dig enough you’ll find some that are great enough for BOTH of you.

Last week, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) released an iPhone app that opens it’s archive of hundreds of films to mobile devices. [iTunes link]

The National Film Board of Canada is launching a new iPhone application that allows free viewing of hundreds of documentaries, animated films and trailers.

Users can stream a video as they watch it or temporarily store it on the iPhone, to be played back at any time up to 24 hours later.

The NFB’s was founded in 1939 and has since created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.
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I had to wipe a tear from my eye this weekend as Zacharie sat on my lap riveted to Roch Carrier‘s The Hockey Sweater. As he watched, I leaned in and whispered in his ear “this is what it means to be Canadian.”

The National Film Board not only has the brilliant iPhone app, but their entire archives are available online as well. It is a more than worthy substitute for YouTube on the road, and at home.

 

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  1. Anonymous November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Liam loves that book – I have the original french version – which he doesn’t really understand, but he loves the art, and loves listening to me read in french I think. I’m totally going to watch that video with him now – I had forgotten it was an NFB thing.

  2. Stv. October 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Liam loves that book – I have the original french version – which he doesn't really understand, but he loves the art, and loves listening to me read in french I think. I'm totally going to watch that video with him now – I had forgotten it was an NFB thing.

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