Sheldon Cohen (artist)

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Sheldon Cohen (born 1949) is a Montreal-based animator and children's book illustrator whose film animation work includes the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions The Sweater, a 1980 film adaptation of Roch Carrier's classic short story, the 2002 work I Want a Dog, based on the children's book of the same title by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and My Heart Attack (2015).[1][2][3]

The Sweater received 15 international prizes, including a BAFTA Award for Best Animation. Cohen followed this success with a picture book version of the film as well a sequel, Un champion, which won him the Governor General's Award for French-language children's illustration.[1][2]

Cohen received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University and then studied art at Sheridan College. He joined the NFB as a student trainee in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Sheldon Cohen". NFB biography. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Sheldon Cohen". Author listing. ECW Press. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Canada, National Film Board of, My Heart Attack, retrieved 2017-02-10 

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