Born in Montreal, Quebec. Studied graphic design and film production at the School of Art and Design of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She joined the Animation Studio of the National Film Board of Canada in 1973. For the next ten years she wrote and directed theatrical shorts, educational films, films for children, and television spots. Some films from this time include LADY FISHBOURNE'S COMPETE GUIDE TO BETTER TABLE MANNERS, WHY ME (co-directed with Derek Lamb), and THE TENDER TALE OF CINDERELLA PENGUIN.
Since that time, Perlman has collaborated with other directors and studios, producing animated sequences for Sesame Street, NOVA, and projects such as R.O. Blechman's The Soldier's Tale, Marv Newland's Anijam and Pink Komkommer, Snowden Fine's Oscar-winning BOB'S BIRTHDAY, and the new titles for the PBS series "Mystery!" (with Derek Lamb, based on the illustrations of Edward Gorey).
Perlman's animated films have won many international awards, including an Academy Award nomination, an Emmy, an American Film Festival Blue Ribbon, the 1991 Parent's Choice Award for best children's video, Best Short Film at the Montreal World Film Festival, and prizes at Ottawa Animation Festival, Varna, Columbus and Chicago. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 1989 her satirical graphic novel, Penguins Behind Bars, was published by Nantier, Beall, Minoustchine of New York. Her first children's book, Cinderella Penguin, or, the Little Glass Flipper, based on her film, was published in 1992 by Kids Can Press Ltd. of Toronto, and Viking Penguin in the US, and is now in print in eight languages. Her latest book, The Emperor Penguin's New Clothes, was published in July, 1994 by Kids Can Press, with US publication by Viking Penguin in January 1995.
Perlman taught film animation for three years at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University. She returned to the National Film Board of Canada to develop "ShowPeace," a series of animated films for children about conflict resolution. The first title, DINNER FOR TWO, was launched in 1996, and the second one, BULLY DANCE, was completed in 2000. Her most recent credit as writer, producer & director is "Penguins Behind Bars" (2003, TV). (via)
"bully dance" (2000)
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