The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

07/03/1999 (US) AdventureAnimationDrama 22m

"The fish is my brother, but I must kill him."


The Old Man and the Sea (Russian: Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Work on the film took place in Montreal over a period of two and a half years and was funded by an assortment of Canadian, Russian and Japanese companies. French and English-language soundtracks to the film were released concurrently. It was the first animated film to be released in IMAX. Oscar winning animation of the classic Hemingway story.

  1. Aleksandr Petrov

    Director, Writer

  2. Ernest Hemingway


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gordon Pinsent

    Gordon Pinsent

    Old Man (voice)

  2. Kevin Duhaney

    Kevin Duhaney

    Boy (voice)

  3. Yōji Matsuda

    Yōji Matsuda


  4. Rentaro Mikuni

    Rentaro Mikuni


Full Cast & Crew

The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea

Original Title Старик и море

Status Released

Original Language Russian

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