Special Delivery (1978 film)

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Special Delivery
Directed by Eunice Macaulay
John Weldon
Produced by Derek Lamb
Written by Eunice Macaulay
John Weldon
Narrated by Sandy Sanderson
Jean Marchand (French version)
Music by Karl du Plessis
Release date
  • November 6, 1978 (1978-11-06)
Running time
7 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Special Delivery (French: Livraison spéciale) is a 1978 animated short film made at the National Film Board of Canada which won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film as well as first prize at Animafest Zagreb. It was directed by Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon.[1] An English and a French-language version were released.


After Ralph dismisses his wife's orders to clear the snow from the front walk before he went out for the day, he finds his regular mailman dead on his front stairs, having slipped on the ice and broken his neck. Fearing police investigations and potential wrongful death lawsuits from the letter carriers' union amongst other things, Ralph must go to great lengths to cover up the mailman's death while his wife comes to terms with her past.[2]


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1 June 2006). "Weldon, John". Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film and Television's Award-Winning and Legendary Animators. Applause Books. pp. 352–3. ISBN 978-1557836717. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Canada, National Film Board of, Special Delivery, retrieved 2016-08-11 

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