Bob's BirthdayBob's Birthday (1993) Theatrical Cartoon
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- Theatrical ShortShort
- National Film Board of Canada, Channel 4, Snowden Fine Animation
- Distributed by: National Film Board of Canada
- Cartoon Characters: Bob Fish, Margaret Fish.
- Voice Actors: Andy Hamilton, Alison Snowden, Harry Enfield, Andrew MacLachlan, Tessa Wojtczak, Sally Grace.
- Directed By David Fine, Alison Snowden.
- Produced By David Verrall, David Fine, Alison Snowden, Barrie Angus McLean.
- Animated By David Fine, Janet Perlman, Alison Snowden.
- Written By Alison Snowden, David Fine.
- Awards: Academy Award Winner, Best Short Film (Animated), 1995.
Nominee, Genie Award, 1994.
Alberta-Quebec Award 1995, Innovative cinema less than 60 minutes, with a cash prize of $2,500, Quebec-Alberta Prizes (Television-Cinema), Banff, Alberta, 1995.
Prix Animé, Prize given by the general public for the Best Animation Film of the Festival, Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, 1994.
Gordon Bruce Award for Humour, with a cash prize of $500, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 1994.
Nominee, British Academy Award, 1994.
Director's Citation Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1997.
Jury Award, Gravity Free Film Festival, Jamestown, 1996.
Diploma of Honour, International Short Film Festival, Sukagawa, Japan, 1996.
First Prize, Animation Short Film, South Beach Film Festival, North Miami, Florida, 1996.
Finalist Award, The New York Festivals/Festival Competition, 1996.
Best Short Film Award, Northern Ireland International Film Festival/Cinemagic, Belfast, 1995.
Award of Excellence, Independent Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995.
Second Place, Animation, Central Florida Film and Video Festival, Orlando, 1995.
Honorable Mention, IMAGE Film and Video Festival, Atlanta, 1995.
Award for Best Animation, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, 1995.
Short Film Award, International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, 1995.
Bronze Apple Award, Arts, National Educational Media Network Competition, Oakland, California, 1995.
Special Jury Award, Film and Video, Animation, Golden Gate Awards Competition and International Film Festival, San Francisco, 1995.
Award, 10 to 40 minutes Films, Category C, International Animated Film Festival/CINANIMA, Espinho, Portugal, 1994.
Silver Hugo, Short Subject Film, International Film Festival, Chicago, 1994.
Second Prize, with a cash prize of 1,000DM, Short Film Weekend, Augsburg, Germany, 1994.
- Music: Patrick Godfrey.
- Originally Released in December of 1993 (Estimate).
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 12:18 minutes.
- Canada / United Kingdom
Surprise birthday parties can be risky, especially when the guest of honor is turning 40. When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood. A witty, offbeat animated portrait of a frustrated... (more)
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