Ernie's Idea

Ernie's Idea


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This short animation tells the story of Ernie, a simple fellow who loves his job. One day, the blissful routine of Ernie's life is thrown into chaos when a pesky and persistent idea suddenly decides to follow him around, demanding attention in the most disruptive ways. Suddenly Ernie's job is in jeopardy. What do you do with an idea, when you've never had one before? How can you tell if it's worth contemplating or just plain trouble?

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Ernie's Idea, Claire Maxwell & Peter Vogler, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Claire Maxwell
    Peter Vogler
  • producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • executive producer
    Barbara Janes
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • camera
    Tom Brydon
    Lynka Belanger
    Alvin Chong
  • editing
    Janice Brown
    Liz Walker
  • sound editing
    James Ilecic
    Kirby Jinnah
  • animation
    Claire Maxwell
    Tracy Lewis
  • re-recording
    Christopher James
  • narrator
    Mike Cram
  • music
    John Forrest

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