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Léon in Wintertime

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Pascal Le Nôtre
2007 | 27 min
In this short puppet animation we meet Léon, an 8-year-old adopted bear suffering from an identity crisis. The distraught cub runs away from home in wintertime and embarks on many adventures. He stands up to an ogre and saves a princess from ending up in a pea stew. His courage eventually leads him back to his parents, who work as beekeepers. Pure, tender and as sweet as honey, this is a delightful tale.

Awards and distinctions

  • NFB Prize for Best Animation
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
  • Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series (Pierre-Luc Granjon)
    Gemini Awards, Toronto
  • Honourable Mention - Best Short Animation for Children
    International Animation Festival, Ottawa
  • Excellence Grand Prize
    Alliance for Children and Television Awards of Excellence, Montréal