Director: John Canemaker
Total Running Time: 28 minutes
Release Date: 2004
The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker’s own turbulent relationship with his father. Featuring the voices of noted actors Eli Wallach and John Turturro in the roles of father and son, The Moon and the Son combines memory, fact, conjecture, trial transcripts, audio recordings, home movies, photos, snapshots, and original animation to tell the story of an Italian immigrant’s troubled life and the devastating consequences of his actions on his family.
Winner, Best Short Film (Animated) – 2006 Academy Awards
Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic & Artistic Design – 2007 Emmy Awards
Nominee, Best Animated Short Subject – 2005 Annie Awards