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Doodle Film

Doodle Film

| 10 min

This short mockumentary explores the life of chronic doodler David Watts. Taking himself very seriously, the film’s narrator traces the history of Watts’ problem back to a second grade notebook cover and follows it through to its natural end – a man who covers every available surface with doodling… including his wife.

  • director
    Donald Winkler
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
  • animation photography
    Wayne Henwood
    Claude Lapierre
  • sound editing
    Donald Douglas
  • re-recording
    George Croll
  • narrator
    Maurice Podbrey


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Ages 10 to 18

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development

Warnings: Depictions of female nudity


  • Doodle Demo
    • Give your students the opportunity to present any doodles that they may have made or allow them time to draw what comes to mind.
  • Doodle Steps
    • The film demonstrates the evolution of a few of David Watt’s doodles, with seemingly no rhyme or reason to the way they progressed. Split your students into groups and have each student take turns adding something to a blank space, going around until the space is filled. 
  • Doodle Discussion
    • Doodling is often associated with relaxation and stress relief. Have a discussion with your students about different methods of dealing with stress; see what they do and give suggestions as to what they can do.

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