Sleeping Betty

Sleeping Betty

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In this animated short, Sleeping Betty is stuck in bed, victim to a strange bout of narcolepsy. The King calls on his subjects to rescue her and they all respond to the call: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an oddly emotional alien, a funky witch and a handsome prince. But will a kiss really be enough to wake the sleeping princess? The film, drawn in ink, is a classic example of the anachronistic and playful world of Claude Cloutier.

Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation & NFB Public Prize 2007

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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  • music recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • music editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • voice
    Martin Barry
    Johanne Garneau
    Rick Jones
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • executive producer
    Michèle Bélanger
  • producer
    Marcel Jean
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • direction
    Claude Cloutier
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert

  • MovieVigilante

    Beautiful style and absurd humour.

    MovieVigilante, 17 Apr 2013
  • jenia

    amazing how detailed and thoughtful. This humorous and touching fairy tale reveals reality. Thank you for such delight!

    jenia, 22 Feb 2013
  • bufffilm

    This is by far the best animation I have ever seen in my life! It is a work of pure genius! The animation is constantly witty, intelligent and funny and it is done with excellent skill and expertise. Thank you NFB and the producers of this work that reignites my faith in art. This is film-making at its zenith. I am the social media guru at Seaside Times Magazine in Sidney BC - - and I just tweeted it and posted it to Facebook for the world to see! Cheers - From Doreen Marion Gee, Victoria BC

    bufffilm, 21 Apr 2012
  • morcaman

    I am interested in discussing with you the use of this and other short films on my TV show Sprockets and Splices / contact me

    morcaman, 30 Jan 2012
  • Jannaia

    Brilliant. So absurd and funny. I love that horse.

    Jannaia, 28 Jan 2012
  • Jannaia

    Brilliant! Absurd and awesome. The horse kills me :)

    Jannaia, 28 Jan 2012