Sheldon Cohen (artist)


Sheldon Cohen (born 1949) is a Montreal-based animator and children's book illustrator.


His film animation works includes the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions The Sweater, a 1980 film adaptation of Roch Carrier's classic short story,[1][2][3] Pies, the 2004 adaptation of the Wilma Riley short story,[4] I Want a Dog, the 2003 adaptation based on the children's book of the same title by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and My Heart Attack (2015).[5][6][7]


  • The Sweater (1980)
  • Snow Cat (1998)
  • I Want a Dog (2003)
  • Pies (2004)
  • Dreams Come True
  • The Three Wishes (2006)
  • My Heart Attack (2015)


The Sweater received 15 international prizes, including a BAFTA Award for Best Animation. Cohen followed this success with a picture book version of the film as well a sequel, Un champion, which won him the Governor General's Award for French-language children's illustration[5]


  1. ^ "Cartoons Considered For An Academy Award – 1980 -".
  2. ^ Toronto’s NFB Mediatheque To Host Screening & Discussion With Animator Sheldon Cohen|Cartoon Brew
  3. ^ The Sweater — Animation Show of Shows
  4. ^ Pies - Direct Cinema Limited
  5. ^ a b "Sheldon Cohen". Author listing. ECW Press. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  6. ^ Canada, National Film Board of, My Heart Attack, retrieved 2017-02-10
  7. ^ Animator Sheldon Cohen on his life-altering heart attack|CBC Radio

External linksEdit

  • Official website website
  • Films by Sheldon Cohen at National Film Board of Canada (
  • Sheldon Cohen at Library of Congress Authorities, with 8 catalogue records