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What Rhymes with Toxic

Ce qui rime avec toxique
Lynn Smith
2022 | 5 min
Animation Technique – Gouache paint and collage animated under the camera

Awards and Festivals

  • Official SelectionSommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada (2022)

  • Official SelectionAnimafest - World Festival of Animated Film Zagreb, Croatia (2022)

  • Official SelectionSeminci - Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (2022)

  • Official SelectionPÖFF Shorts - Black Nights Film Festival, Tallin, Estonia (2022)

  • Official SelectionInternational Francophone Film Festival in Acadie, Moncton, Canada (2022)

  • Official SelectionRendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Montréal, Canada (2023)

  • Official SelectionTricky Women International Women's Animated Film Festival, Vienna, Austria (2023)

  • Official SelectionAthens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF), Ohio, USA (2023)

  • Official SelectionFilmfest - International Festival for Animation and Short Films, Dresden, Germany (2023)

  • Official SelectionInternational Weekend of Animation, Wiesbaden, Germany (2023)

Short synopsis

Long synopsis

Artist Statement

Promo clip



Behind the Scenes

Photo by Stephan Ballard

Photo by Stephan Ballard

Photo by Dominique Forget


Lynn Smith
Director, Writer, Animator and Producer

Photo : Angel Carpio

Maral Mohammadian
Producer (NFB)


Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : David Fine


written and directed by
Lynn Smith

design and animation
Lynn Smith

Compositing and additional animation
Fred Casia

Alexander Ary


Lynn Smith 

councillor flutz
Alexander Ary 

Robert Jadah 

voice editing
Alexander Ary

sound design
Pierre Yves Drapeau

Karla Baumgardner

voice and foley recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Jean Paul Vialard

technical direction and VFX
Eloi Champagne 

animation technical specialist and R&D
Randall Finnerty

technical coordination
Luc Binette
Candice Desormeaux

Cynthia Ouellet

online editing
Serge Verreault

stock shot provided by

studio administrator
Rosalina Di Sario

senior production coordinator
Dominique Forget

studio coordinator
Faisal Moula

marketing manager
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Lynn Smith
Maral Mohammadian

executive producer
Michael Fukushima

a Lynn Smith and National Film Board of Canada co-production

Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.