Duration Running time28 minutes Music directorRon Sadoff
WriterJohn Canemaker (script), Joseph Kennedy (script), Peggy Stern (script) Initial releaseJanuary 5, 2005 (Museum of Modern Art) CastJohn Turturro, Eli Wallach, Peter Schlosser, Mary Bringle, Larry White Similar moviesA Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2005), Badgered (2005), Prison Train (1938), The Green Promise (1949), The Danish Poet (2006)
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation is a 2005 animated short film.
On March 5, 2006 it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Filmmakers John Canemaker and Peggy Stern utilize a combination of animation, home movies and photos to present an imagined conversation between a son (voiced by John Turturro) and an abusive, late father (voiced by Eli Wallach).
An animated documentary that explores the terrain of father/son relationships, as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father.