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Strange Invaders

Strange Invaders

| 8 min

The NFB's 66th Oscar®-nominated film.

Cordell Barker strikes again with this hilarious Oscar®-nominated animated short about a new addition to the family.

This film is a must-see film for parents of young children and a cautionary tale for those planning a family. Part science-fiction, part autobiography, Strange Invaders is another irrepressible comedy from the director of the much-loved classic The Cat Came Back.

  • direction
    Cordell Barker
  • animation
    Cordell Barker
  • story
    Cordell Barker
  • backgrounds
    Cordell Barker
  • producer
    Jennifer Torrance
    Cordell Barker
  • sound design
    Luc Préfontaine
  • inking
    William Marce
  • pencil-testing
    William Marce
  • painting
    Jim Zaboroski
  • compositing
    Jim Zaboroski
  • voice
    Cordell Barker
    Jennifer Torrance
    Jackson Barker
  • sound effects editing
    Studio La Majeure
  • dialogue editing
    Saul Henteleff
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
    Ches Yetman
  • original music
    Luc Préfontaine


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Ages 9 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting

Generate discussions regarding the many changes in a family’s life upon the arrival of a baby. Challenge students to think about the misconceptions that couples often have about how their new lives will be as parents. Suggest some ways in which new parents could better prepare themselves for the changes that come with the birth of a child.

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