The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards at festivals, including 12 Oscars. With more Academy Award nominations than any production company or organization outside of Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.
The NFB garnered its 71st and 72nd Oscar-nominated film with Sunday by Patrick Doyon, and Wild Life, by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby. This marks the 8th time in the NFB’s history that the institution gets a double nomination in the same category.
In Canada, Wild Life and Sunday are available for free streaming on the NFB's Youtube channel. Not in Canada? Sunday and Wild Life are available for download in our Digital Boutique and on the Animation Express 2 DVD compilation.
In this animated short, Ralph's day gets off to a bad start when he dismisses his wife's orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes home and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results. One dead mailman leads to a case of mistaken identity, a runaway bride and a very confused coroner. Life starts looking up for Ralph once he decides to stop worrying about it all. John Weldon won a 1978 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for this hilarious story.