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Catalogue Number:  NFB523664
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Marcy Page, David Verrall
Directors:  John Weldon
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Character Education, Civics, Diversity, Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2001
Running Time:  14:31


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Dorothy Sue Ann Murguson isn't having the best of times. Her bodybuilder mother and food-additive salesman father are constantly on the road. Her hair is either flat and limp or tangled in knots. Her pet fish keep keeling over. And if that's not enough, a caterpillar, cat, rabbit, dog, turtle - and a ravenous enormous squid - are devouring her homework.

When the squid rampages through town, Dorothy's misguided school counsellor finally realizes that the homework-eating creatures aren't all in her head - and that magnets, crystals and sundry wacko therapies won't make them vanish. Thanks to Dorothy's quick thinking, the squid is captured and the town is saved.

A madcap tall tale from Oscar winner John Weldon, The Hungry Squid will make anyone pause before saying, "The dog ate my homework."


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