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Writers:
Chris Lavis (story) &
Maciek Szczerbowski (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
How Does One Interpret This Story? See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Laurie Maher ... Madame Tutli-Putli (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Lavis 
Maciek Szczerbowski 
 
Writing credits
Chris Lavis (story) &
Maciek Szczerbowski (story)

Produced by
Marcy Page .... producer
David Verrall .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Bryant 
Jean-Frédéric Messier 
 
Cinematography by
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
Laurie Maher 
 
Art Department
Chris Lavis .... puppet designer
Chris Lavis .... set designer
Maciek Szczerbowski .... puppet designer
Maciek Szczerbowski .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Serge Boivin .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bryant .... foley artist
David Bryant .... sound designer
Olivier Calvert .... foley artist
Olivier Calvert .... sound editor
Gordon Krieger .... assistant sound designer
Jean Paul Vialard .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jason P. Walker .... special effects (as Jason Walker)
Peter Bas .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Bas .... senior compositor
Susan Gourley .... digital imaging consultant
Pierre Plouffe .... digital imaging consultant
Jason P. Walker .... special visual effects (as Jason Walker)
 
Animation Department
Chris Lavis .... animator
Maciek Szczerbowski .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Denis Gathelier .... on-line editor
Peter George .... digital compositing
Jason Lee .... off-line editor
 
Music Department
David Bryant .... music direction
Jean-Frédéric Messier .... music direction
 
Other crew
Kim Billing .... production assistant
Eric Goulem .... character model
Eric Goulem .... production assistant
Gisele Guilbault .... administration
Tao Jiang .... character model
Julie Laperrière .... technical coordinator
Elanie Largie .... production coordinator
Chris Lavis .... character model
Richard Lesage .... technical coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Laurie Maher .... character model
Laurie Maher .... choreographer
Jon McCurley .... production assistant (as Jonathan McCurley)
Maciek Szczerbowski .... character model
Hélène Tanguay .... marketing
Nikki Woolsey .... production assistant
Terry Yasunaka .... character model
 
Thanks
Marc Bell .... special thanks
Benoit Chagnon .... special thanks
Slawomir Debosz .... special thanks
Lysanne Fortier .... special thanks
Louis-Andre Fortin .... special thanks (as Louis-André Fortin)
Maija Harju .... special thanks
Geoffrey Mitchell .... special thanks
Craig Small .... special thanks
Jay Stephens .... special thanks
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron .... special thanks (as Stephanie Biron)
S.I. Witkiewicz .... special thanks
 

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17 min
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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
How Does One Interpret This Story?, 3 August 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. At least I'm being honest. Maybe a second viewing will make me see things clearer. The last few minutes were extremely puzzling. But don't be misled; I liked it.

This is another bizarre and riveting stop-action animated short from the National Film Board of Canada, which has put out some really interesting material in recent years.

"Madame Tutli-Putli" is not a humorous story, although you might get a few chuckles in the 17 minutes. It's mostly a haunting tale of a waif-like woman on a Canadian night train with all her earthly possessions and a cabin full a strange people. It must take place in the 1920s or early '30s because the woman wore one of the "Flapper" hats.

Anyway, without giving more away, the story gets tense and then gets downright scary. Is the woman going to be attacked by outside strangers who mysteriously board the train or is it all a fantasy by this troubled woman? I liked the music score in here, and was glad to read some other reviewers here felt the same way. It's easy to get wrapped up in the amazing visuals and the story and overlook this cool music.

"Madame Tutli-Putli" was nominated in 2008 for an Oscar. It didn't win, but just being nominated tells you it is definitely worth a look. But, beware: it's not "for all tastes," as the cliché goes. I saw it on the Blu-Ray "Animated Express" DVD which showed off the artwork to the max.

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