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Wiggles and Giggles

Wiggles and Giggles

| 1 min

In this animated short, a playful group is dancing when they become aware they're being watched by a huge, menacing head. When the head interrupts their good time, they take action in an unexpected way, forcing the giant head to undergo an altered state of mind.

Produced as part of the 5th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Sara Guindon
  • director
    Sara Guindon
  • mentoring director
    Alison Reiko Loader
    Janet Perlman
    Steve Woloshen
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Louis-André Fortin
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
    Michael Bérard
    Dave Laing
    John Sadowy
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • sound recorder
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
    Patrick Viegas
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 9 to 11

Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership

Is the big head a bully or does it just not know how to appropriately ask to join in the fun? As the big head approaches, are its intentions good or bad? How can the viewer tell if the big head is friendly or nasty? This film is a discussion starter about evaluating situations and deciding how to defuse or escalate possible conflict.

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