Normand Roger (born 1949 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian composer, sound editor and sound designer. He is particularly known for his work as a composer of soundtracks for animated films, having composed more than 200 such works since 1970. He has also worked on the creation of music for documentaries, feature films, television dramas, children's series, commercials, and new technologies with 3D and virtual reality. He is the composer of many original soundtracks for Frédéric Back, Paul Driessen, Michaël Dudok de Wit, Caroline Leaf and Aleksandr Petrov. Thirteen of his works have been nominated for Academy Awards, of which six have won. He also notably wrote the theme for the PBS's Mystery!. Roger lectures throughout the world on music and sound for animation.
Roger has spent nearly 40 years creating soundtracks for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in his hometown of Montreal, after first being hired for its animation department at the age of 22. His extensive NFB credits include Every Child and The Sand Castle, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
- 1977 The Sand Castle
- 1979 Every Child - (Sound/Sound Designer)
- 1980 Mystery! - (Composer/Opening and Closing Theme)
- 1980 The Sweater - (Composer/Music Score/Sound editor)
- 1981 The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin - (Sound/Sound Designer)
- 1981 Crac
- 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees
- 1992 No Problem - (Composer/Music Score)
- 1995 The Champagne Safari - (Composer/Music Score)
- 1996 How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels (Composer/Music Score)
- 1996 Shyness - (Composer/Music Score/Sound editor)
- 1999 The Old Man And The Sea - (Composer/Music Score)
- 2000 Father and Daughter - (Music Score)
- 2010 Glimpses/Impressions - (Music Score)
- Bio of Roger at oscars.org
- Cummings, Doug (August 12, 2008). "Normand Roger and Frédéric Back". Film Journey. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
- Hofferman, Jon (29 April 2008). "The Sound of Animation: An Interview with Normand Roger". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Glimpses - The Soundtrack". Canada at Expo 2010 Shanghai. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.