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The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Best Animated Short? I think not, 15 January 2007
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Add my voice to those who are underwhelmed with this Oscar winning short. This is the personal story of filmmaker John Canemaker attempting to come to terms with his deceased father. Using a variety of animation techniques, home movies and photos Camemaker imagines a conversation between himself and his father. What were his father's secrets and why did his Dad do the things he did? Canemaker takes a stab at trying to work out things, but because the answers were never revealed in life the answers revealed here seem some how more wishful thinking than anything else. Its not bad but it never really seemed to amount to much. The problem with the film for me was that the material seems to be almost too personal, it never transcended into a universalness that great stories do. Its not bad, really, its not, its not great, certainly not best of the year (Bill Plymton's Fan and the Flower is infinitely better as are the other Oscar nominated shorts).

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