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| 22 min

In this puppet animation we meet a little boy who lives in a lonely, blurry world. His near-sightedness brings humiliations in the schoolyard and in his Grade 1 class. A visit to the eye doctor brings things into focus, and his first pair of glasses changes everything!

  • direction
    Brian Duchscherer
  • design
    Brian Duchscherer
  • animation
    Brian Duchscherer
  • original story
    Erna Buffie
    Brian Duchscherer
  • puppets
    Brian Duchscherer
    Jennifer Small
  • set construction
    Brian Duchscherer
    Jennifer Small
  • additional set construction
    Peggy Arel
  • picture editing
    Hannele Halm
    Phyllis Lewis
  • digital imaging effects
    Susan Gourley
  • background optical graphics
    Pascale Nadeau
    Ishu Patel
  • lighting
    Éric Barbeau
    David De Volpi
  • technical assistance
    Éric Barbeau
    David De Volpi
  • voice talent
    Sonja Ball
    Jamieson Boulanger
    Kliment Dentchev
    Anna Papadakos
    Hayley Renolds
  • original music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • sound supervision
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • musician
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
    Peter Freeman
    Marc Villemure
  • sound editing
    Tony Reed
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
    Elana Medicoff
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • voice recording
    Michel Chalut
  • track reading
    Michèle Soucy
  • final mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Shelley Craig
  • production coordination
    Éric Barbeau
    Richard Lesage
    Andrée Lachapelle
  • program administrator
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Carrol Smith
  • executive producer
    Barrie Angus McLean
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page


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Ages 5 to 11

Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships

Warnings:  When his glasses break, Milo plays dead until a friend finds him. 

Milo has been teased and bullied by classmates because of his clumsiness. His new glasses help his vision and confidence. When they break he is afraid to go home. Students can discuss the content of the film and how it relates to their own experiences of fear, bullying, and making friends. Written reflections or creative art could follow viewing of this film.

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