Cannonball (K)

United States, 1983

Film
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A delightful children’s story about Cannonball, a little stray dog who escapes from a pound and wanders into a circus. Here he is befriended by the clown who is in danger of losing his job unless he smartens up his act. Cannonball saves the day and acquires a role in the circus routine. Based on the book “Cannonball Simp”, written and illustrated by John Burningham. Minimal dialogue and features a cameo role by Joe Mantegna. Suitable for lower and middle primary levels.

Credits

co-producer

Gary Templeton

John Sturner

production company

Firehouse Productions

Evergreen Films

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34038

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animals & Wildlife → Animal films

Animals & Wildlife → Dogs

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

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)

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