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| 12 min

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.

  • director
    Chintis Lundgren
  • writer
    Chintis Lundgren
    Drasko Ivezic
  • cast
    Trevor Boris
    France Castel
    Drasko Ivezic
    Tyron Benson
    Chintis Lundgren
  • composer
    Terence Dunn
  • animation
    Chintis Lundgren
  • additional animation
    Drasko Ivezic
    Darko Vidackovic
    Mia Murat
  • backgrounds
    Drasko Ivezic
    Darko Vidackovic
    Mia Murat
  • colouring
    Inge Ting
  • picture editing
    Chintis Lundgren
    Drasko Ivezic
    Jelena Popovic
  • story editing consultant
    Priit Pärn
    Olga Pärn
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • technical crew
    Éloi Champagne
    Candice Desormeaux
    Randall Finnerty
  • sound design
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley assistant
    Thomas Garant
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • musician
    Nina Gantz
    Sam Becker
    Barnaby Southgate
    Andrew Stuart-Buttle
  • sound engineer
    Martin Hannah
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
  • production coordination
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Dominique Forget
    Tonis Metsar
    Iva Gasparovic
  • marketing
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • public relations
    Petra Hofbauer
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • producer
    Chintis Lundgren
    Drasko Ivezic
    Jelena Popovic
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 17 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adulthood
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality
Media Education - Film Animation

Warnings: [Sexual themes and alcohol use.]

A humorous animated short exploring themes of sexuality, co-dependence and adulthood. Useful for classroom discussions, essays and assignments related to those topics. What do you believe is the symbolic significance of socks, coffee, and the marching band in the film? Do you think the meanings of these symbols change, or are their meanings consistent throughout? Write a piece exploring the thoughts and motivation of the three main characters (Manivald, his Mother, and the Wolf). What are your own thoughts on how themes of sexuality, relationships, identity, and co-dependence are portrayed in the film?

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