February 6, 2008
Richard Condie has donated thousands of animation items to his alma mater, the University of Manitoba.

The CBC reports:

Condie's work is hugely popular around the world, [archivist Shelley] Sweeney said.

"There's, like, cult followings for The Big Snit and Getting Started," she said. "I just ran across a blog that's in the Czech Republic where people were talking about it. People are very interested in his work."

Condie's work is the largest donation her department has received in 25 years, Sweeney said. The artist donated his work in part because he wanted it properly preserved, she said.

The work goes on display Thursday, in an exhibit aptly named, "Arrgg!"

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