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Verrall, Robert Alan

Overview
Works: 75 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 967 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Nonfiction television programs  Children's films  Science television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Animated films  Folklore 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Alan Verrall
Tikki Tikki Tembo -- and more favorite tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikki Tikki Tembo: What's in a name? A great deal according to the Chinese of long ago who honored their first son with the grand, long name Tikki Tikki Tembo. But such names can be very dangerous. Hot Hippo: Hippo was hot. He longed to live in the water like the fishes instead of on dry land. But will Ngai, the god of Everything and Everywhere give Hippo permission to do so? The Tender Tale Of Cinderella Penguin: Ciinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadling, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot
Richard Cardinal cry from a diary of a Métis child by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Métis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. He had been taken from his home at the age of four because of family problems, and spent the rest of his seventeen short years moving in and out of twenty-eight foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta. A sensitive, articulate young man, Richard Cardinal left behind a diary upon which this film is based
The National Film Board of Canada a history( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years
Kurelek by William Kurelek( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the paintings of the self-taught painter, William Kurelek, a vivid picture of immigration, homesteading and achievement of modest independence by his father who came from the Ukraine. There are scenes of village life in the Ukraine which was left with such mingled hope and doubt; then the early days of struggle on a prairie homestead, and the growing comfort, confidence and family. The commentary of the film tells the story as Kurelek remembers it and his paintings record it. The story concludes with the move down east where his father had planned to retire but where, finding idleness irksome, he bought a small farm. Here in Ontario, Kurelek paints the present life of Canada with the same pleasure he painted the old
The great toy robbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof of the wild west--a color cartoon starring the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus. As in all Westerns, good wins over evil, but not before robbers and robbed have romped through some odd situations
Hot stuff( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This humorous animation film traces man's carelessness with fire, from its discovery to the present day. Early man is warned that he must keep fire under control, but he gradually ignores this warning. Overloaded sockets, smoldering cigarettes and other fire hazards result in the destruction of life and property
Incident at Restigouche( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Quebec. At issue were the salmon fishing rights of the Micmac people. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Micmac, the Quebec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger among the Indians. This film provides an historical perspective on the issue, and documents, with newsclips, photographs and interviews, the two police raids. An interview with former Quebec Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard explaining the motives of his decision complements the Micmacs' account of the event. This investigation into the history-making raids is a powerful film that puts justice on trial
A Is for Architecture( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panorama of ancient cities, palaces and temples whose splendor has awed mankind. The film moves from one tradition to another, illustrating how each reflects the sentiments and values of its time, from the massive temples of the pharaohs to the soaring skyscrapers of today
Cosmic zoom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the infinite magnitude of space, and its reverse, the ultimate minuteness of matter. Animation art and animation camera achieve this journey to the furthest conceivable point of the universe and then into the tiniest particle of existence - an atom of a living human cell
Poundmaker's lodge a healing place( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poundmaker's Lodge, named after a nineteenth-century Native leader, is a treatment center in St. Albert, Alberta, where Native people troubled by addiction to drugs and alcohol can come together for mutual support, to partake of healing rituals like the sweat lodge, and to rediscover their traditions. This film places Native alcoholism in its historical and socio-cultural contexts. It shows the despair of a people dispossessed of land, culture, language, and dignity, and their strength and courage in overcoming substance abuse
Christmas at Moose Factory( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cree children from northern Ontario describe their drawings of Christmas in their own words
Evolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
The Romance of Transportation in Canada( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Light-hearted animated whimsy about a down-to-earth subject: how this country's vast distances and great obstacles were overcome. The whole story of transportation is told with tongue-in-cheek seriousness, from the intrepid trail blazers of long ago to the aircraft of today and tomorrow."--Container
Boomsville( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing diagnosis of big-city growing pains, Boomsville is an ironic view of town planning, or rather, the lack of it, and what has happened to our cities as a result. Done in cartoon animation, the film traces the growth of the typical city, from a tiny settlement in the vast North American wilderness to the car-clogged metropolis that so many cities are today. Film without words
Little Red Riding Hood by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the fairy tale about the little girl who encounters a wolf when she visits her grandmother
The half-masted schooner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: A film by the contemporary Canadian balladeer Bruce Mackay, in which he provides visual accompaniment for his song, "The half-masted schooner", as well as musical accompaniment on the guitar. The illustrations do not literally translate his words into images, but rather suggest something of the same free-wheeling style of commentary as the words of the song. The effect is a bright, often surrealistic flow of images, sometimes abstract, sometimes objective, that move to the rhythm of his music and ideas
A Propaganda message( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film d'animation donnant un aperçu global et amusant, par l'image et par le texte, de ce que les Canadiens français et anglais croient ou rejettent à leur sujet, au point de vue politique, économique et social. Dessins à la gouache, accompagnés de textes et de commentaires bilingues
Attention, les enfants!( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regroupe deux dessins animés sur la sécurité: "Ce que tout bon chien devrait savoir" rappelle que la maison est le cadre de la plupart des accidents dont sont victimes les jeunes enfants. Le film illustre les principales causes d'accidents au foyer et présente, les mesures à prendre pour les éviter. - Le feu? pas pour les hommes! rappelle les avantages du feu et les dangers qu'il comporte
 
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Alternative Names
Verrall, Bob

Verrall, Robert.

Languages
English (42)

French (11)