Born in New York City in 1960, Munro Ferguson took a very early interest in cartooning and film. In 1994, he joined the NFB English Program’s Animation Studio, where he wrote, directed and animated How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly (1995). In 1997, he designed and animated the first IMAX 3D short, Paint Misbehavin’.
Ferguson continued making stereoscopic films, creating Falling in Love Again, winner of the 2004 Genie Award for Best Animated Short, and June, an elegy for his close friend and mentor, artist Joyce June Wieland. June premiered at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was invited to numerous international festivals and exhibitions, including SIGGRAPH. He made the first stereoscopic signal film for the Festival Nouveau Cinema 2007 in Montreal. In 2008 he was Animation Director for Facing Champlain a NFB production for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.
Munro’s most recent S3D film Minotaur, is an abstract expression of the mythic hero’s journey towards death and back again, with original music by Kid Koala.