The House That Jack Built (1967 film)

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The House That Jack Built
Directed by Ron Tunis
Produced by Wolf Koenig
Jim Mackay
Written by Don Arioli (fr)
Starring Don Arioli
Les Nirenberg
Ben Lennick
Music by Donald Douglas
Release date
1967 (1967)
Running time
8 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The House That Jack Built is a 1967 National Film Board of Canada animated short based on the nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built." Directed by Ron Tunis, written by Don Arioli (fr) and produced by Wolf Koenig, the eight-minute film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, losing to Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day at the 41st Academy Awards. Jack is desperate to escape his nine-to-five life. Mirroring the fairy tale, he trades his car for a handful of beans.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Wolf Koenig". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Film Reference Library. April 5, 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (2006). Who's who in animated cartoons: an international guide to film & television. Milwaukee,WI: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. p. 185. ISBN 978-1-55783-671-7. 

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