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Animal Behaviour

Alison Snowden & David Fine
2018 | 14 min
The NFB's 75th Oscar®-nomination (Animated Short Film).

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. The group includes Lorraine, a leech who suffers from separation anxiety; Cheryl, a praying mantis who can’t seem to keep a man; Todd, a pig with an eating disorder; Jeffrey, a bird with guilt issues; and Linda, an obsessive-compulsive cat.

Awards and distinctions

  • Jury Award for Best Animated Short
    International Animation Festival and Expo, Palm Springs
    2019
  • Best Voice Performance in an Animation Program Or Series (Ryan Beil)
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2019
  • Best Direction in an Animation Program Or Series
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2019
  • Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program Or Series
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2019
  • Best Short Film
    ANIFILM, Trebon
    2019
  • Best Animated Short
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
    2019
  • Grand prix international du public assorti d’une bourse de 1,000 euros
    Festival international d'animation Ciné court animé, Roanne
    2019
  • Best Comedy
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2018
  • Best Direction
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2018
  • Audience Choice Award
    International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima", Cracow
    2018
  • Prix du public- assorti d’une bourse de 500 Euros
    Festival Court, c’est COURT!, Cabrière d'Avignon
    2018
  • AUDIENCE AWARD in the competitive section "Best of International Animation"
    International Weekend of Animation, Wiesbaden
    2018
  • PRIX ANIMÉ TVA ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE
    Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda
    2018
  • Audience Choice Best Short Film Award
    Cinefest, Sudbury
    2018
  • Grand Prize
    Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro
    2018