A Cautionary Tail


A little girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. As a child, her parents celebrate their daughter's eloquent, athletic appendage, and her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends. As she grows up, however, the young woman faces pressure to fit in, and must choose between conformity and self-expression.

The Film

A Cautionary Tail is an Australian Academy Award winning animated short film starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto. A dark, funny fable for children and adults alike, the story is told using a striking collage of 3D animated characters and hand-made miniature sets.