The Hungry Squid

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The Hungry Squid is 2002 animated short film by John Weldon, about a young girl whose homework and personal life is being disrupted by creatures, including a giant ravenous squid.[1] The film was animated using Weldon's personal style of do-it-yourself filmmaking, combining low-budget computer animation with puppets, photos and stop-motion animation in a technique he calls "digital recyclomation." The film's producer, Marcy Page, had coined the term "recyclomation" during production of Weldon's 1991 film, The Lump.[2]

This National Film Board of Canada production received seven awards, including the Genie Award for Best Animated Short and the Platinum Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. The film is narrated by Derek McGrath.[2]


  1. ^ Haar, Pete Vonder (17 April 2003). "THE HUNGRY SQUID" (Review). Film Threat. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Hungry Squid". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 

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