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The Apprentice

The Apprentice

| 9 min

In this animated short from Richard Condie (The Big Snit), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while the young fool skips blindly down the wrong road. The old fool must then teach his young apprentice about the consequences of taking the wrong road. A quirky tale told without words.

  • director
    Richard Condie
  • script
    Richard Condie
  • animation
    Richard Condie
  • producer
    Richard Condie
    Ches Yetman
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • animation camera
    Scott Collins
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe
  • music
    Patrick Godfrey
  • sound editing
    Patrick Godfrey


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Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables

Discuss the roles of a mentor and an apprentice. Elaborate on the perils faced by the apprentice on his journey to the castle. What does he soon realize? Could this short film be considered a fable? Discuss as a class. Adapt this film to a piece of prose writing.

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