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Invasion of the Space Lobsters

Invasion of the Space Lobsters

| 6 min

When an advanced race of giant lobsters from outer space land on Earth, no one can figure out why they've come. A complete failure to communicate on both ends leads to panic and pandemonium. Why are they here? What do they want? In this clever throwback to the ‘50s B-movie, a small neighbourhood learns the value of clear communication.


Credits
  • director
    Janet Perlman
  • animation
    Janet Perlman
  • writer
    Janet Perlman
  • animation assistance
    Luigi Allemano
  • voice
    Thor Bishopric
    Adrien Burhop
    Mark Camacho
    Craig Francis
    Raveena Rothman-Rudnicki
    Jane Wheeler
  • original music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • sound
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • arrangements
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
    Dave Gossage
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • lead infographist
    Randall Finnerty
  • infographist
    Neerajkumar Patel
    Jason Smalridge
    Yin Ko Lee
  • voice recording
    Luc Léger
    Patrick Knup
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • final mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • production supervisor
    Richard Lesage
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
    Jelena Popovic
  • studio administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Jocelyne Lalonde
  • marketing manager
    Hélène Tanguay
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima

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Education

Ages 7 to 11

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution

Younger grades can create the first page of a newspaper, including a picture and headline of when the Space lobsters invaded. Upper grades can also write an article detailing the major conflict. Make sure they include the answer to the following question: What was the language the lobsters were speaking? Watch the film and have students notice the challenges for E.T. and say how he learns to communicate.

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