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The Energy Carol

1975 10 min
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This animated short borrows A Christmas Carol’s storyline to sketch a satirical exposé on energy waste and conservation. In this version, Ebenezer "Stooge", a power company CEO, has a bold motto: to waste is to grow. After his midnight meeting with the spirits of Energy Past, Present and Future, however, that motto is up for thorough review.

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The Energy Carol

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This animated short borrows A Christmas Carol’s storyline to sketch a satirical exposé on energy waste and conservation. In this version, Ebenezer "Stooge", a power company CEO, has a bold motto: to waste is to grow. After his midnight meeting with the spirits of Energy Past, Present and Future, however, that motto is up for thorough review.
  • director
    Les Drew
  • script
    Les Drew
  • producer
    Sidney Goldsmith
  • executive producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Richard Moras
    Simon Leblanc
    Serge Langlois
  • sound editing
    Gloria Demers
  • animation
    Pino Van Lamsweerde
    Bob Browning
    John Weldon
    Robert Doucet
    Blake James
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • voice
    Grant Munro
    Gerald Budner
    George Geertsen
    Don Arioli

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Education

Ages 9 to 13
Study Guide

Warnings: Some images may be frightening for younger viewers.

What are the different “Stages of Energy” that are presented in the cartoon? Summarize the examples that are given of how Ebenezer Stooge misuses energy. Summarize the causes for excessive energy consumption. What are the effects that this has? Rewrite the ending of this cartoon to present more realistic energy alternatives. Rewrite another well-known children’s story to address a current environmental issue (e.g., a superhero comic that deals with enhanced climate change).

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