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Eli Wallach ... Father (voice)

John Turturro ... Son (voice)
Mary Bringle ... Mom (voice)
Peter Schlosser ... Lawyer (voice)
Larry White ... Judge / Defense Attorney (voice)

Directed by
John Canemaker 
Writing credits
John Canemaker (script) &
Joseph Kennedy (script) &
Peggy Stern (script)

Produced by
John Canemaker .... producer
Peggy Stern .... producer
Original Music by
Ron Sadoff  (as Ronald Sadoff)
Film Editing by
David Mehlman 
Production Design by
John Canemaker 
Art Department
Zoya Baker .... artist
Carmine Castronuova .... artist
Andrew Coats .... artist
Laura Margulies .... artist
Victoria Nece .... artist
Anh Nguyen .... artist
Michael Scharf .... artist
Lawrence Seward .... artist
Jael Topek .... artist
Vanessa Wood .... artist
Sound Department
Dominic Bartolini .... voice recordist: City Sound Productions
Dan Blank .... dialogue track reader
Daniel Hoffman .... voice recordist: The Audio Department (as Dan Hoffman)
Victor Levites .... voice recordist: NYU TSOA Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Alex Noyes .... voice recordist: Mercer Media
Jared Seidman .... sound mixer: Photomag Sound and Image
Jared Seidman .... voice recordist: Photomag Sound and Image
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Becker .... animation camera: F-Stop Studios Inc.
Animation Department
John Canemaker .... animator
Brandon J. Herman .... animatic video: The Digital Movie Company
James Nidel .... title animator
Editorial Department
Steve Beganyi .... on-line editor: Photomag Sound and Image
Music Department
Erik Desiderio .... score producer
Thomas Doczi .... music mixer
Thomas Doczi .... music recordist
Jihwan Kim .... music editor
Jihwan Kim .... pianist
Sonny Kompanek .... conductor
Other crew
Zoya Baker .... production assistant
Lisa Hartjens .... archive footage: Imagefinders (as Elizabeth M. Hartjens)
James Nidel .... digital services
Sang-Jin Bae .... thanks
Ronnie Blake .... thanks
Dan Bornstein .... thanks
G. Preston Brown .... thanks
John Cannizzaro .... dedicatee
Kathleen Cannizzaro .... thanks
Rose Laux Cannizzaro .... dedicatee
Tony Cannizzaro .... thanks
Chris Choy .... thanks
Patricia Crown .... thanks
James D'Angelo .... thanks
Dennis Doros .... thanks
Fran Favorito .... thanks
Jacqueline Glover .... thanks: HBO
Jeremiah Hawkins .... thanks
Amy Heller .... thanks
Billy Hopkins .... thanks
Peter Hossli .... thanks
Emily Hubley .... thanks
Faith Hubley .... thanks
Chang-Suk Hyun .... thanks
Ollie Johnston .... thanks
Bob Kirshner .... thanks
Laurent Lambert .... thanks
Peter Miller .... thanks
Sheila Nevins .... thanks: HBO
Nicol Oper .... thanks
Heidi Reinberg .... thanks
Larry Ruppel .... thanks
Alan Ruskin .... thanks
Justin Schein .... thanks
Bill Seery .... thanks
Michael Sporn .... thanks
Tom Stern .... thanks
David Thaxton .... thanks
Frank Thomas .... thanks
Marcy Thompson .... thanks
Vincenzo Tripodo .... thanks
Peter Weishar .... thanks
William Williams .... thanks
Eden Wurmfeld .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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"The Moon and the Son" - USA (short title)
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28 min

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
brilliantly honest, 9 August 2006
Author: Glorinda Marie from San Francisco

"The Moon and the Son" was the most breathtaking animated film I have ever seen. This was due to it's truthful content. A simple imagined conversation between a man and his deceased father gives insights to the man's need for understanding as well as the understanding that is unveiled. This story is brilliantly told and illustrated. I would highly recommend people to watch this gem. It touched my heart. I laughed. I cried. I personalized. And it made me think. The odyssey of a persons search for heritage, love, acceptance, understanding, empathy is all encompassing. This short is masterful in it's simplicity. It will touch your heart and possibly open it and expand it, too. Two thumbs way up!

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