Charlie needs a cloak

United States, 1977

Film
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Charlie is a shepherd. He has a cosy house, a big hat, a crook, a flock of fat sheep - and a tattered cloak. In the springtime, Charlie decides to make himself a new red cloak. He shears his sheep and fashions his new garment from the wool. This animated film, sparked by a whimsical Italian tarantella musical score, follows the process of making woollen cloth into clothing with charm and wry humour. The conclusion will delight - and not altogether surprise - the young viewer. Written and animated by Tomie de Paola from his book of the same name.

Credits

director
producer

Morton Schindel

production company

Weston Woods Studios

Duration

00:08:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31210

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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