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John Weldon & Eunice Macaulay
1978 | 7 min
In this Oscar®-winning 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.

Awards and distinctions

  • Diploma of Merit
    Film Festival, Melbourne
    1979
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Humour and Satire
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, New York
    1979
  • First Prize - Category B - Films more than 3 minutes
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
    1978
  • Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
    Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS, Hollywood