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Ludovic - The Snow Gift

1998 14 min
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In this animated short, Ludovic the bear learns the meaning of friendship while evoking our memories of cherished childhood toys. Often left out of the winter fun because his parents deem him too young, Ludovic finally finds a playmate when a giant snowstorm strands a doll on his front lawn. He spends all his time with his new doll, which miraculously comes to life and provides him with the companionship he’d been longing for.

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Ludovic - The Snow Gift

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In this animated short, Ludovic the bear learns the meaning of friendship while evoking our memories of cherished childhood toys. Often left out of the winter fun because his parents deem him too young, Ludovic finally finds a playmate when a giant snowstorm strands a doll on his front lawn. He spends all his time with his new doll, which miraculously comes to life and provides him with the companionship he’d been longing for.
  • director
    Co Hoedeman
  • camera
    Co Hoedeman
  • animation
    Co Hoedeman
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • script
    Co Hoedeman
    Marie-Francine Hébert
  • sound
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • sound editing
    France Dubé
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • voice
    Sonja Ball
  • puppets
    Lilian Kruip
  • music
    Daniel Lavoie

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Education

Ages 6 to 8
Analyzing the relationship that grows between Ludovic and the doll provides a way to talk about various emotions. From sadness to affection, from fear to anger, the entire gamut of feelings is explored through little Ludovic’s eyes. This short film may not rely very much on music, but it is a true symphony, following the little bear’s changing states of mind. After viewing and interpreting the film, students could bring an object to class that they are fond of and describe their emotional attachment to it.