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Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table Manners

Directed by Janet Perlman
Canada, 1976 (animation, 6 minutes, colour, English)
Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table Manners
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"A humorous animation film featuring four guests of curious demeanor who commit unforgivable acts at table but are redeemed thanks to Lady Fishbourne's book of eating etiquette."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Wolf Koenig, Derek Lamb
Animation: Janet Perlman
Music: Eldon Rathburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote by the Director

"My first thought in trying to develop a film idea is: What would be the wrong thing to do? This approach works well for me. In this film [Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to better Table Manners], I take all the rules and the characters do everything wrong. As it happens, this is exactly what audiences want to see. Kids love to see rules broken."
-- Janet Perlman (source)

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