GenreAnimation, Comedy, Drama Story byMordecai Richler CountryCanada
Based onThe Street
by Mordecai Richler WriterMordecai Richler (screenplay), Mordecai Richler (story) Initial releaseJanuary 27, 1977 (New York City) CastMort Ransen, Sarah Dwight, John Hood, Vera Leitman, Howard Ryshpan Similar moviesPacific Rim, Paperman, Get a Horse!, Mickey and the Beanstalk, Home Makeover, Three Little Pigs
The Street is a 1976 animated short by Caroline Leaf, based on a short story of the same name by Mordecai Richler, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Animated using paint on glass animation, and set on Saint Urbain Street in Montreal, it explores the reactions of Jewish family in the early 20th century to the death of a grandmother.
The Street garnered numerous awards including a special prize from the Melbourne International Film Festival and two Canadian Film Awards (now known as the Genie Awards) for Best Animated Film and the Wendy Michener Award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in Canadian cinema. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Academy Awards.