Charade (1984 film)

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Directed by John Minnis
Produced by John Minnis (producer)
Written by John Minnis (story)
Starring See below
Distributed by Michael Mills Productions
Release date
Running time
5 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Charade is a 1984 animated Canadian film directed by John Minnis. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 57th Academy Awards (as of 2015, the only student film to do so). The film was animated by Minnis with Pantone markers on paper, during a single three-month summer term at Sheridan College.[1]


In front of a witless audience, a talented but unlucky gentleman competes in a game of charades against a savant who puts no effort to it and yet the audience still gets his right.


  • John Minnis as Father, Beatrice, etc. (voice)


  1. ^ Nethery, David. ""Charade" by Jon Minnis". Animation Graduate Films. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 

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