Codfish Dan is a folk hero. One night, he went fishing on the Milky Way, and the results of that legendary catch are still making Newfoundland history. Moon Man is a stereoscopic animated short from Paul Morstad inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,” composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors.
Length: 4:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2004
  • Date Released:
    March 2004
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  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    National Film Board of Canada

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: David Verrall
  • Producer: Marcy Page
  • Director:  Paul Morstad
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  • Music/Score:  Stompin' Tom Connors
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  • Other Credits: Animation and design by Paul Morstad. Additional animation by Peter Stephenson.
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  • Animation
  • Drama
  • Short


Film Website


Film Facts

Moon Man is the National Film Board of Canada’s second animation film using the IMAX SANDDETM digital system, which enables animators to draw and animate 3D images in space with a moving wand.