"This film [McLaren's Negatives] is about ten minutes in length and it took me five years to make—from the original idea to the finished product. [...] When I started making this film, no one knew me, no one had heard of me, and I wanted to make a film about this national treasure. So it was really hard to get the funding, to convince people to give me archive rights and photos and things like that."
-- Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Kriger, Judith. "French Canada's Rising Star: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre." Interview with Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre. In Animated Realism: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre. Waltham, MA: Focal, 2012. (p. 79)