Animal Behaviour

14 min
David Fine & Alison Snowden

The NFB's 75th Oscar®-nomination (Animated Short Film).

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. The group includes Lorraine, a leech who suffers from separation anxiety; Cheryl, a praying mantis who can’t seem to keep a man; Todd, a pig with an eating disorder; Jeffrey, a bird with guilt issues; and Linda, an obsessive-compulsive cat.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Short Film ANIFEST - Trebon, 2019
  • Best Animated Short Canadian Screen Awards - Toronto, 2019
  • Grand prix international du public assorti d’une bourse de 1,000 euros Festival international d'animation Ciné court animé - Roanne, 2019
  • Best Comedy Animation Festival - Los Angeles, 2018
  • Best Direction Animation Festival - Los Angeles, 2018
  • Audience Choice Award International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima" - Cracow, 2018
  • Prix du public- assorti d’une bourse de 500 Euros Festival Court, c’est COURT! - Cabrière d'Avignon, 2018
  • AUDIENCE AWARD in the competitive section "Best of International Animation" International Weekend of Animation - Wiesbaden, 2018
  • PRIX ANIMÉ TVA ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue - Rouyn-Noranda, 2018
  • Audience Choice Best Short Film Award Cinefest - Sudbury, 2018
  • Grand Prize Anima Mundi - Rio de Janeiro, 2018