The Family That Dwelt Apart

Yvon Mallette
1973 | 7 min
In this Oscar®-nominated short animation, adapted from E.B. White's tall tale, we meet a family of seven who live happily in isolation on a small island in Barnetuck Bay. Somehow, word gets out that they are in distress and an ill-conceived rescue attempt makes for some unexpected adventures.

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Awards and distinctions

  • Silver Hugo
    International Film Festival, Chicago
  • Etrog for Best Animation Film
    Annual Canadian Film Awards, Montréal