In this short animation film, a magnificent bird performs for the Emperor inside a glittering palace. Its plumage is a blaze of colour. A blackbird, watching enviously, strives to acquire what he so desperately covets, only to discover that a golden cage can’t compete with the open skies.

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Ishu Patel
Ishu Patel
George Ungar
character animation
George Ungar
Gheorghe Zamfir
sound effects
Normand Roger
animation camera effects
Pierre Landry
sound mixing
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Ishu Patel
Ishu Patel
executive producer
Douglas MacDonald


  • sunsdragonfly

    “ This is so Splendid. I would rate it a double A plus all involving color, style and meanings. Thank You.” — sunsdragonfly, 13 Jul 2013

  • SilverBee

    “I'll be waiting!” — SilverBee, 17 Apr 2012

  • kruscito

    “@NannaGail --> We unfortunately don't have the streaming rights for this film! We're working on it, though!” — kruscito, 9 Nov 2011

  • NannaGail

    “Why can't anyone watch this beautiful film! What's up NFB” — NannaGail, 5 Nov 2011

  • dreamisle2

    “excellent film i love these birds” — dreamisle2, 15 Sep 2011

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