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A Tall Long Faced Tale Television – 2008 Documentary Animation

A Tall Long Faced Tale

Television – 2008 Documentary Animation

PG Parental Guidance
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In this 70-minute documentary children's author Margaret Mahy is interviewed at her Governors Bay home by friend and fellow author Elizabeth Knox. Knox is aided and abetted by Mahy's beloved storybook characters who put her on the spot about their origins. In this excerpt the famous lion from A Lion in the Meadow thanks her for making him yellow, and Mahy talks about eating porridge thrice a day as a young solo mum. Yvonne Mackay directed this seamless mix of real life and Euan Frizzell-created animation. The doco screened as part of TV ONE's NZ Festival series.

Three meals of porridge a day is nutritious, just not very interesting.
– Mahy on being a poor solo-Mum