The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

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The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin
Directed by Janet Perlman
Produced by Janet Perlman
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
Running time
10 minutes
Country Canada

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin is a 1981 animated short by Janet Perlman that comically adapts the tale of Cinderella with penguins. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 54th Academy Awards, losing to another animated short from Montreal, Frédéric Back's Crac. The Oscar nomination was the fourth in five years for executive producer Derek Lamb, also Perlman's husband. The film also received a Parents' Choice Award.[1][2] Perlman adapted her film into the 1992 children's book, Cinderella Penguin, published by Kids Can Press of Toronto.[3]

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  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1 June 2006). Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film and Television's Award-Winning and Legendary Animators. Applause Books. ISBN 978-1-55783-671-7. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Jane (November 1992). "CINDERELLA PENGUIN: OR, THE LITTLE GLASS FLIPPER". Canadian Materials. Winnipeg: The Manitoba Library Association. 20 (6). 

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