The Family That Dwelt Apart

The Family That Dwelt Apart


                                The Family That Dwelt Apart
| 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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Credits
  • director
    Yvon Mallette
  • design
    Yvon Mallette
  • animation
    Yvon Mallette
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
  • narrator
    E. B. White
  • animation camera
    Richard Moras
    Simon Leblanc
    Pierre Provost
  • sound
    Gérard Sénécal
    Ron Alexander
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

  • mcrowl

    Well, I don't know what to make of this story, with its very dry humour and droll telling. It has a dreadfully fatalistic air about it.

    mcrowl, 6 Sep 2012