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Snow Cat

Snow Cat

| 22 min

A grandmother tells her young grandchild the moving tale of a lonely girl and an unforgettable magical cat in this animated short narrated by Oscar®, Emmy and Tony award winner Maureen Stapleton. The film is based on a short story written by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and adapted by two-time Governor General's award recipient Tim Wynne-Jones.

  • director
    Sheldon Cohen
  • producer
    Sheldon Cohen
    Kenneth Hirsch
    Marcy Page
  • finger-paint animation
  • story adaptation
    Tim Wynne-Jones
  • additional text
    Tim Wynne-Jones
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound track
    Normand Roger
  • music collaboration
    Denis L. Chartrand
  • voice
    Maureen Stapleton
    Chelsea Cohen
  • assistant director
  • animation
    Sheldon Cohen
    Les Drew
  • camera
  • painting on film
    Daniel Schorr
  • additional painting
    Carlos Lillo-Baeza
    Elaine Gasco
  • technical consulting
    Susan Gourley
  • optical camera
    Michel Dubois
    Barry Wood
  • backgrounds
    Elaine Gasco
  • trace and paint supervision
    Leslie Bank-Satz
  • trace and paint
    Éric Bolté
    Karen Hibbard
    Sylvain Lavoie
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
  • picture editing
    Sheldon Cohen
  • voice recording
    Steve Schwarz
    Normand Roger
  • additional sound editing
    Donald McWilliams
    Jean-Baptiste Roger
    Michèle Soucy
  • final mix
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • post-production co-ordinator
    Grace Avrith
    Éric Barbeau
  • program administrator
    Carrol Smith
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • executive producer
    Barrie Angus McLean
    David Verrall


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Ages 7 to 12

English Language Arts - CanLit
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables


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