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The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle (1977) Theatrical Cartoon

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Distributed by: National Film Board of Canada
  • Cartoon Characters: Sandman, Creatures.
  • Directed By Co Hoedeman.
  • Produced By Gaston Sarault, Pierre Moretti.
  • Awards: Oscar StatuetteAcademy Award Winner, Best Short Film (Animated), 1978, Grand Prix (Tied), Co Hoedeman, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 1977; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Normand Roger.
  • Editor: Jacques Drouin.
  • Originally Released in 1977 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 13 minutes.
  • Color
  • Canada  Canada

Cartoon Summary:


A fable of great humor and appeal, The Sand Castle is the story of the Sandman and the creatures that he sculpts out of sand. Under his direction, they build a...  (more)

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Foreign Language Title: "Le Château De Sable (French)."

Sound film without words.

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This cartoon played for years at the Ontario Science Centre. It's fascinating how Co Hoedeman used the sand in three-dimensions, almost as if a beach had come to life on its own. The music is surprisingly catchy, and haunting in the end.
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