Sleeping Betty

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In this animated short, Sleeping Betty is stuck in bed, victim to a strange bout of narcolepsy. The King calls on his subjects to rescue her and they all respond to the call: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an oddly emotional alien, a funky witch and a handsome prince. But will a kiss really be enough to wake the sleeping princess? The film, drawn in ink, is a classic example of the anachronistic and playful world of Claude Cloutier.

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Claude Cloutier
Claude Cloutier
Claude Cloutier
José Heppell
sound design
Olivier Calvert
Lise Wedlock
Martin Barry
Johanne Garneau
Rick Jones
Geoffrey Mitchell
Serge Boivin
digital imaging specialist
Susan Gourley
executive producer
Michèle Bélanger
Marcel Jean


  • MovieVigilante

    “Beautiful style and absurd humour.” — MovieVigilante, 17 Apr 2013

  • jenia

    “amazing how detailed and thoughtful. This humorous and touching fairy tale reveals reality. Thank you for such delight! ” — jenia, 22 Feb 2013

  • bufffilm

    “This is by far the best animation I have ever seen in my life! It is a work of pure genius! The animation is constantly witty, intelligent and funny and it is done with excellent skill and expertise. Thank you NFB and the producers of this work that reignites my faith in art. This is film-making at its zenith. I am the social media guru at Seaside Times Magazine in Sidney BC - - and I just tweeted it and posted it to Facebook for the world to see! Cheers - From Doreen Marion Gee, Victoria BC” — bufffilm, 21 Apr 2012

  • morcaman

    “I am interested in discussing with you the use of this and other short films on my TV show Sprockets and Splices / contact me” — morcaman, 30 Jan 2012

  • Jannaia

    “Brilliant. So absurd and funny. I love that horse.” — Jannaia, 28 Jan 2012

  • Jannaia

    “Brilliant! Absurd and awesome. The horse kills me :)” — Jannaia, 28 Jan 2012

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