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In this Oscar®-winning animated short, Ralph's day gets off to a bad start when he dismisses his wife's orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes home and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results. One dead mailman leads to a case of mistaken identity, a runaway bride, and a very confused coroner. Life starts looking up for Ralph once he decides to stop worrying about it all.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Special Delivery, John Weldon & Eunice Macaulay, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • story
    John Weldon
    Eunice Macaulay
  • direction
    John Weldon
    Eunice Macaulay
  • animation
    John Weldon
    Eunice Macaulay
  • narration
    Sandy Sanderson
  • music
    Karl Duplessis
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Simon Leblanc
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Michel Descombes
  • administration
    Diane Bergeron
  • producer
    Derek Lamb

  • Gabriel Nicolas Visciglia

    The Mailman is Dead of course

    Gabriel Nicolas Visciglia, 5 Nov 2018
  • gnhoward

    Still one of my all time favorites, a superb piece of visual storytelling. However, one observation just struck me: why does he remove the mailman's underwear? Or was he not wearing any to begin with? Ah well...

    gnhoward, 20 Mar 2016
  • gporras

    Great film (moderator - this is a test)

    gporras, 28 Apr 2014
  • Jaypek

    One of my all-time favourite animation films! Used to study it with my high school media class years ago. It never gets old!

    Jaypek, 27 Oct 2011

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