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The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1974)

An owl marries a goose. They have off-spring, but somehow their habits of life are not compatible.

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Caroline Leaf
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Using the wonderfully artistic sand animation technique, Canadian-American filmmaker and animator, Caroline Leaf, pivots her bittersweet love story of a sentimental owl and a wild young goose around an original Inuit legend. Against all odds, the couple manage to thrive in the vast and desolate Arctic landscapes, watching their offspring grow; however, when the mother-goose and her grown-up chicks start hearing the urgent and thrilling call of the wild, nature will, inevitably, take its course. Is this relationship meant to last forever? Written by Nick Riganas

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Canada

Language:

Inuktitut

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1974 (Canada) See more »

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Excellent animation and story go hand in hand here
28 March 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Caroline Leaf has done some exceptional work and this is one of her best. An adaptation of a fable, this is an example of what animation can do. Enjoyable for children and adults alike. This is available through the National Film Board of Canada and is well worth the effort to track down. Most recommended.


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