Christopher Changes His Name

Cilia Sawadogo
2000 | 6 min
This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn't want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizes maybe he should stick with his original name... or maybe not?

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Awards and distinctions

  • Award for Most Innovative Short Film or Video - given by the Youth Jury (ages 9+)
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
  • Silver Chris Award - Category: Children and Youth
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus