The Family That Dwelt Apart

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The Family That Dwelt Apart
Directed by Yvon Malette
Produced by Wolf Koenig
Narrated by E.B. White
Music by Eldon Rathburn
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
7 minutes 55 seconds
Country Canada

The Family That Dwelt Apart is a 1973 Canadian animated short based on the short story of the same name by E.B. White, about the misadventures of a family of seven who live in happy isolation on a small island in Barnetuck Bay, until word gets out that they are in distress. The film is directed by Yvon Mallette, narrated by E.B. White, and produced by Wolf Koenig for the National Film Board of Canada.[1] The Family That Dwelt Apart received the Canadian Film Award, now known as the Genie Award, for best animation.[2] It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 47th Academy Awards, losing to Closed Mondays.


  1. ^ Thompson, Howard (January 9, 1974). "The Family that Dwelt Apart". Movie Review. New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ "The Family That Dwelt Apart". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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