The Sweater

The Sweater

                                The Sweater
| 10 min

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In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, the boy was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.

Second Prize - Category: Films Longer than 3 minutes 1980

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Sheldon Cohen
  • animation
    Sheldon Cohen
  • producer
    Marrin Canell
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Derek Lamb
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Richard Moras
    Pierre Landry
  • script
    Roch Carrier
  • narrator
    Roch Carrier
  • English text
    Sheila Fischman
  • sound
    Roger Lamoureux
  • editing
    David Verrall
  • sound editing
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel

  • None

    Roch's mother's English is so poor, she didn't read the "GOODS SATSFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED" part of the catalogue. Monsieur Eaton wouldn't be insulted, he'd be annoyed that one of his employees sent the incorrect item!

    None, 25 May 2023
  • Alphanim02

    It is my favorite animated short based on the book "The Hockey Sweater." NFB is one of my favorite Canadian animation studios that was founded in 1939.

    Alphanim02, 5 Aug 2019
  • Alphanim02

    This is the best animated classic that was based on the book "The Hockey Sweater." NFB's done it again. Hope it'll air on British Columbia's Knowledge Network in Canada.

    Alphanim02, 5 Aug 2019
  • huntheaven

    This is a very charmingly written book. It encapsulates all the good humour between the rivalry of the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The story builds and builds to a crescendo. One wonders, "how will the story possibly end?" And yes, it ends with wonderful French humour. How this kind of sentiment contributes to the well-being of the country and children everywhere. Such a contribution!

    huntheaven, 7 Dec 2016
  • cperreault

    Bonjour brunehaut. Merci de nous avoir laissé un commentaire. Le film Le chandail est accessible sur dans sa version française ici : Les deux films n'étaient pas reliés par langue. Je vais m'assurer qu'il le soit. Bonne journée! - Catherine

    cperreault, 10 Nov 2011
  • brunehaut

    Pourquoi est-ce qu'on ne trouve sur votre site que la version anglaise du Chandail de hockey ? C'est un comble, pour l'histoire-phare d'un Canadien Français ! Même en cliquant sur le bouton 'français' j'obtiens la page d'accueil en anglais.

    brunehaut, 9 Nov 2011
  • canadianation

    If you take a close look at a Canadian five dollar bill, you'll see an excerpt of the story printed on it.

    canadianation, 3 Feb 2011
  • onemon

    II have the book on this film. It always brings a smile to my face when I here it.

    onemon, 23 Dec 2010

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