Norvin has razor teeth and looks as much like a shark as any young boy can. So he makes a dorsal fin out of plastic and sets off to scare everyone out of the water. Now Norvin has the cove to himself. Or does he? The success of animator Euan Frizzell's wry adaptation of the Margaret Mahy picture book saw four more Mahy tales follow (collected on DVD as The Magical World of Margaret Mahy). Among a trio of awards, The Great White Man-Eating Shark won best children's short at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Ray Henwood provides the droll narration.
In fact he looked very like a shark ... unfortunately there are not many plays with good parts for sharks, so Norvin took up swimming instead.– Narrator Ray Henwood
Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission
Music composed by Jonathan Crayford