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A collection of 14 classic NFB shorts designed to support English as a Second Language programs. Titles include: Zea: An animated film transforming popping corn into magic (5 min. 17 sec.); Cosmic Zoom: An animated journey to the farthest point of the universe and into the tiniest particle of existence--an atom of a living human cell (8 min.); The Great Toy Robbery: An animated spoof of the wild west starring the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus (6 min. 45 sec.); George and Rosemary: An animated romantic comedy about two golden agers who prove that passion is not exclusively for the young (8 min. 48 sec.); Special Delivery: The events that follow when Ralph neglects to clear the snow from his front walk (7 min. 7 sec.); The Big Snit: A game of Scrabble is played out as the world comes to an end (9 min. 49 sec.); The Dingles: A charming lady and her three cats help each other enjoy an afternoon despite a violent windstorm (7 min. 47 sec.); My Financial Career: An animated film from Stephen Leacock's witty account of a young man's first brush with banking (6 min. 38 sec.); Onions and Garlic: An animated film of an old Hebrew fable (4 min. 2 sec.); Summer Legend: An animated Micmac tale of how Glooscap battled with Winter to bring Summer to the North (8 min. 15 sec.); The Sand Castle: What happens when a band of unusual creatures work together toward a common goal (13 min. 12 sec.); The Cat Came Back: the story of old Mr. Johnson and a cat who wouldn't take no for an answer (7 min. 37 sec.); Neighbours: Two good friends fight to the death over a flower they both must possess (8 min. 10 sec.); and Balablok: This animated film, portraying conflicts between cubes and balls, is an amusing parody of human foibles (7 min. 7 sec.). Accompanying Teacher's Guide.

1992, 109 min 39 s

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