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Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

| 3 min

This animated short presents a dilemma faced by a couple every time they go out to eat. Will their culinary differences douse the flames of romance, or will love prevail? Set to a rollicking doo-wop song by Canadian songwriter Alexander (Zander) Ary, the film brings Lynn Smith's gouache paintings to life as she animates directly under the camera. This short is a tasty comic narrative that skips along an array of tantalizing dishes. Vocalists Susie Arioli and Zander Ary each bring a unique interpretation to this funny, charming song.

  • writer
    Lynn Smith
  • director
    Lynn Smith
  • music
    Alexander Ary
  • vocals
    Alexander Ary
    Susie Arioli
  • musician
    Alexander Ary
    John Sadowy
  • design
    Lynn Smith
  • animation
    Lynn Smith
  • compositing
    Benoît Chagnon
  • editing
    Benoît Chagnon
  • digital imaging consultation
    Susan Gourley
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
    Louis-André Fortin
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Alexander Ary
  • music mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Mathieu Leroux
  • final mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • technical coordination
    Steve Hallé
    Julie Laperrière
  • production coordination
    Elaine Largie
    Marie-Christine Nadon
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • executive producer
    Roddy McManus
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page
    Lynn Smith


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Ages 5 to 12

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Media Education - Film Animation

Ideal for classes and projects involving drawing and storytelling. What has inspired the man in the film to sing this song? Write a song from the woman’s perspective. Describe your family based on their different tastes in food. Write a scene of dialogue in which they are all ordering food in a restaurant. Draw a picture of the different things they would want. Create a storyboard to map out an animated film of this meal.

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