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The Dingles

The Dingles

| 7 min

Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family's idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and illustrated by John Bianchi.

  • animation
    Les Drew
  • director
    Les Drew
  • production co-ordinator
    Joan Churchill
  • backgrounds
    Robert Doucet
  • inking
    Françoise Barraud
    Lucie Bélec
    Brenda Jones
    Meilan Lam
  • colour treatment
    Françoise Barraud
    Lucie Bélec
    Brenda Jones
    Meilan Lam
  • storyteller
    Emma Levine
  • original music
    Normand Roger
  • sound editing
    Normand Roger
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • studio administrator
    Carol Smith
  • producer
    William Pettigrew
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald


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Ages 6 to 8

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables

Study how wind and weather impact human life. Students identify people/animals/things important to them. How do these help them feel safe, happy, secure? Students can evaluate their original response based on this reflection. Are there things on the list they could live without? Why or why not? Make skits based on the movie using characters from students’ real life.

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