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Big Mouth

Big Mouth

| 8 min

This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious way of looking at the world. Here, events force her to question what it means to speak the truth, and comes to understand how our differences make us unique.

  • writer
    Andrea Dorfman
  • director
    Andrea Dorfman
  • animator
    Andrea Dorfman
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • original music
    Mike O'Neill
  • musician
    Tim Crabtree
    Mike O'Neill
  • sound design
    Mike O'Neill
  • foley
    Mike O'Neill
  • digital image supervision
    Susan Gourley
  • consultant
    Chris Darlington
    Heath Matheson
    Joel Lelièvre
  • titles
    Chris Darlington
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • colourist
    Doug Woods
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • production supervisor
    Candice Desormeaux
    Roz Power
  • production coordinator
    Stephanie Coolen
    Tara Taylor
    Vanessa Larsen
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin
    Ravida Din


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Ages 6 to 9

Mini-Lesson - Big Mouth

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2 | Guide 3

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution

Before viewing the film, have the class brainstorm or free write about the causes of conflict in their daily lives: arguments, hurt feelings, etc. After the screening, discuss what caused conflict in Big Mouth and some tactics that would help the character of Trudy face fewer such problems. Discuss problem-solving approaches to the issues generated in the pre-viewing activity. Explore the aesthetic techniques used in the film; experiment with various materials and 3D formats such as shadow boxes.

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