The Sand Castle (1977) Theatrical Cartoon

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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 Statuette  Academy 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 castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest....  (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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