Big Drive

Anita Lebeau
2011 | 9 min
This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the car’s close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure.

Awards and distinctions

  • The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Award for Achievement in Animation
    Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport
  • Children's Jury Prize for Best Short Animated Film
    Children's Film Festival, Seattle
  • NFB Youth Jury Award for Best Animated Short
    Freeze Frame International Children Film Festival, Winnipeg