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The Boy and the Snow Goose

1984 10 min
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This animated short tells the story of a young boy who finds an injured snow goose and nurses it back to health. Constant companions through the sun-filled days of summer, the two sadly separate in the fall when the bird obeys the call to join its flock for the annual flight south. Will the friendship endure?

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The Boy and the Snow Goose

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This animated short tells the story of a young boy who finds an injured snow goose and nurses it back to health. Constant companions through the sun-filled days of summer, the two sadly separate in the fall when the bird obeys the call to join its flock for the annual flight south. Will the friendship endure?
  • story
    Gayle Thomas
  • design
    Gayle Thomas
  • animation
    Gayle Thomas
  • colour co-ordination
    Eunice Macaulay
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Raymond Dugas
  • assistant
    France Trudeau
    Françoise Barraud
    Lise-Hélène Larin
    Hasmig Marangian
    Françoise Hartmann
    Gabriel Caya
  • original music
    Normand Roger
  • sound editing
    Normand Roger
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • unit administrator
    Diane Bergeron
  • director
    Gayle Thomas
  • producer
    Gayle Thomas
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald

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Education

Ages 5 to 8
Study Guides
Show the first part of the film, up to the point where the goose leaves, and ask students to react to what they have seen. Ask them to imagine the rest of the story the way they would like to see it end, and write it in a short text that they will then share with the class. Then show the end of the film and discuss it, comparing it with the students’ versions.