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Title: Roses Sing on New Snow
Director: Zhang, Yuan
Year: 2002
Length: 07 min 04 s

Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China arrives for a sumptuous banquet, Maylin's father serves him her special dish, Roses Sing on New Snow. The visitor is so impressed that he demands the recipe! After her brothers fail miserably at recreating it, the father must call for his daughter. Maylin demonstrates as the dignitary follows every step. After tasting his own cooking, the man realizes he cannot duplicate the dish. The chef is the most important ingredient of all! Maylin finally receives the credit she deserves for her inspired fusion of Old and New World cuisine.

Roses Sing on New Snow is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Yuan Zhang

Denis Banville

Velislav Kazakov

Consulting director
Sheldon Cohen

Animation production supervisor
Marie Renaud

Digital imaging specialist
Normand Gauthier

Digital imaging specialist
Susan Gourley

Lead infographist
Dominic Tremblay

Itsik Romano

Jon Gasco

Randall Finnerty

Assistant infographist
Michel Provençal

Assistant infographist
Michelle MacDonald

Jean-Marc Brosseau

Video output
Jean-Marc Brosseau

Yuan Zhang

Yuan Zhang

Additional animation
Averkios Maltezos

Additional animation
Monica Rho

Additional animation
Yuan Zhang

Storyboard consultant
Sheldon Cohen

Storyboard consultant
Marie Renaud

Sugith Varughese

Mung-Ling Tsui

Picture editor
Phyllis Lewis

Normand Roger

Sound design
Normand Roger

Sound design - collaboration
Denis Chartrand

Sound editor
Pierre Yves Drapeau

Line test editor
Michel Pelland

Serge Boivin

Jean Paul Vialard

Technical co-ordinator
Richard Lesage

Studio administration
Gisèle Guilbault

Studio administration
Andrée Lachapelle

Executive producer
David Verrall

Tamara Lynch

Technique(s) used

Animated drawings

Drawing on paper with computer rendering