Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour

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.

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Credits
  • writer
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
  • director
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
  • animator
    Alison Snowden
    David Fine
  • cast
    Ryan Beil
    Taz Van Rassel
    Leah Juel
    Andrea Libman
    Toby Berner
    James Kirk
    Alison Snowden
  • casting
    Neera Garg
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • musician
    Thom Gossage
    David Gossage
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • additional animation
    Janet Perlman
    David Barlow-Krelina
    Mario Richard
  • ink
    Chantal Beaulne
    Lily Snowden-Fine
    Amber Erichson
    Christopher Parnell
    Sara Desaulniers
    Anka Do
    Solaleh Kazemi
    Adam De Souza
  • paint
    Chantal Beaulne
    Lily Snowden-Fine
    Amber Erichson
    Christopher Parnell
    Sara Desaulniers
    Anka Do
    Solaleh Kazemi
    Adam De Souza
  • foley artist
    Lise Wedlock
    Thomas Garant
  • foley
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    GGRP Sound
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical coordination
    Randall Finnerty
    Candice Desormeaux
    Luc Binette
  • marketing
    Geneviève Bérard
    Michelle Rozon
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Dominique Forget
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

  • Ethan Partington

    wow

    Ethan Partington, 5 Apr 2019
  • mbuchignani

    I love it! It deserved to win the Oscar I am very sorry it didn’t.

    mbuchignani, 25 Feb 2019
  • None

    A comedic short film with a very interesting way of tackling mental illness and therapy. Enjoyed it thoroughly and liked how the end.

    None, 22 Feb 2019
  • Graceavrith

    I am unable to watch the film as I got a message that I am unable to view the film because of my location? I worked at the NFB for over 25 and retired from the Animation Studio. What nonsense is this? Grace Macklin Avrith

    Graceavrith, 16 Feb 2019