Mabel's Saga

Mabel's Saga

                                Mabel's Saga
| 14 min

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This short animation celebrates menopause through the story of Mabel. She’s juggling work, teenagers and an elderly mom. Now she’s got hot flashes and chin hairs! Before you can say "estrogen," purple-haired Mabel finds herself the heroine of her own adventure. Colourful computer animation and a rich musical score offer a reassuring look at one of the most important passages in a woman's life.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Mabel's Saga, JoDee Samuelson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    JoDee Samuelson
  • producer
    JoDee Samuelson
    Kent Martin
  • animation
    JoDee Samuelson
  • background artist
    Lesley McCubbin
  • technical supervisor
    Hans Samuelson
  • effects recording
    David B. Ward
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • sound mixer
    Shelley Craig
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • digital image consultant
    Susan Gourley
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • film recording
    Pierre Landry
  • production coordination
    Richard Lesage
  • technical coordinator
    Patricia Coughran
  • program administrator
    John William Lutz

  • None

    Its really beautiful to see this kind of storys, it shows real feelings of our humanity

    None, 9 Jun 2019
  • ladycatherine


    ladycatherine, 6 May 2014
  • redoak

    Well Done. My wife and sisters will enjoy this one!

    redoak, 30 Apr 2012
  • tashine2

    Amen, Sister!!

    tashine2, 18 Nov 2011
  • mabthib

    I'm Mabel and this is my saga! I'm so glad my son found this and sent it on. Is there really a light at the end of this very HOT tunnel?

    mabthib, 16 Nov 2011

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