A thread devoted to gems from the NFB.
"The Hockey Sweater," a child's story written by Roch Carrier, is an iconic piece of Canadiana. One of my very favourite examples of Canadian animation.
http://www.nfb.ca/film/sweater/Synopsis: In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, he was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.