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

Gene Deitch

producer

Morton Schindel

production company

Weston Woods Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:08:00:00

Colour

Colour

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