The Great List of Everything - Season 2
La liste des choses qui existent - Saison 2
| Webseries, 2 seasons of 13 episodes each
Animation technique: traditional drawing on graphics tablets
Cathon and Iris are inseparable. One likes to show off her knowledge, the other enjoys sharing off-the-wall theories. The two friends’ quirky humour and wild, free-floating imaginations will make you want to learn more about the objects that surround us. Travel with them through history as they explain the origins of everything from the fishing rod to the refrigerator to the toothbrush. But don’t believe everything you hear!
Inspired by a French-language comic book, The Great List of Everything features artists Cathon and Iris, two curious and quirky young women who share their unbridled passion for everyday objects. This webseries takes us into a wacky world that makes us laugh and think in equal measure, since it provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking about the information imparted by our two wildly imaginative heroines.
Season 1’s 13 episodes were co-directed by the trio of Cathon, Iris Boudreau and Francis Papillon, while Papillon directed all 13 of the Season 2 episodes himself.
Voiced by Angela Galuppo and Cat Lemieux, The Great List of Everything was produced by La Pastèque and the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with Télé-Québec, and with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund.
ONE- AND TWO-LINERS
Based on a French-language comic book, The Great List of Everything features artists Cathon and Iris, two wildly imaginative young women who share their unbridled passion for everyday objects.
The two friends’ quirky humour, broad knowledge, and endless curiosity will make you want to learn more about these objects. Travel with them through history as they explain the origins of everything from the fishing rod to the refrigerator to the toothbrush. But don’t believe everything you hear!
Voiced by Angela Galuppo and Cat Lemieux, both seasons of The Great List of Everything were produced by La Pastèque and the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with Télé-Québec, and with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund.
SEASON 2 - Episodes
Based on a French-language comic book, The Great List of Everything features artists Cathon and Iris—two curious, quirky, and imaginative young women.
Don’t believe everything Cathon and Iris tell you about everyday objects!
Episode 1: The Hot Dog
Hot dogs and the beach: a classic pairing! Between a sea voyage and hot-dog eating competitions, Iris once again amazes us with the quantity of condiments she’s able to ingest in one go! Come to think of it, why exactly is it called a hot dog?
Episode 2: Skates
At the local ice rink, Iris tries out her grandpa’s old skates while a quizzical Cathon looks on. Have you ever wondered what skates looked like before metal blades were developed?
Episode 3: The Bathtub
In the spirit of sustainability, Iris offers to leave her bathwater for Cathon—but a minor detail gives her pause. Fun (or maybe not-so-fun) fact: during the Renaissance, people avoided bathing for fear that microbes would get into their bodies!
Episode 4: The Banana
Iris whips up a batch of her famous banana smoothies, but Cathon isn’t the biggest fan of her friend’s recipe. Speaking of bananas, word has it that the banana split was invented by one David Stickler, who was an apprentice pharmacist!
Episode 5: The Fridge
A devastated Cathon must face a cruel fact: she must bid farewell to her old fridge, which has brought her so many good times. But before the refrigerator was invented, how did people keep their food from spoiling?
Episode 6: The Mirror
Cathon is excited to show Iris her latest flea-market find: a new mirror. But is it true that if you break one, you can expect seven years of bad luck?
Episode 7: The Pyjamas
When she finds out what kind of sleepwear her friend likes, Iris bursts out laughing! One thing’s for sure, Iris and Cathon don’t subscribe to the same definition of “pyjama party.” Apparently, way back when, wearing these clothes to the beach was the height of fashion!
Episode 8: The Toothbrush
While brushing her teeth with Iris, Cathon discovers another of her friend’s crazy ideas: instead of toothpaste, Iris uses hot sauce! They go on to explain that before the invention of the toothbrush, people kept their choppers clean using twigs!
Episode 9: The Garbage Can
Iris has picked an odd place to get rid of their household waste—to Cathon’s great dismay! By the way, did you know that rudology is the science of studying and analyzing garbage?
Episode 10: The Pencil
Rummaging around in Cathon’s massive collection, Iris finds the perfect pencil to write to her grandpa with. Which leads to the question: Was the lead pencil really invented in a bathtub?
Episode 11: Peanut Butter
Iris surprises Cathon by coming back from a grocery run with a bag full of an insane amount of a treat they both adore! As they enjoy a scrumptious sandwich, our friends wonder: Is it true that the Maya invented peanut butter?
Episode 12: The Teddy Bear
It won’t come as a shock to you to learn that Iris’s and Cathon’s teddy bears are polar opposites! But who created this perennially popular stuffed toy? And did you know that a woman in the US has a collection of over 8,000 of them?
Episode 13: Stairways
As they climb an impressively long staircase, Cathon notices that her friend Iris isn’t in the best of shape. On the subject of stairs, is it true that the ones in Chand Baori, in India, were originally built for rolling-somersault competitions?
Team - Season 2
Based on the book La liste des choses qui existent
Les Éditions de la Pastèque
Animatics Director and Animation Supervisor
With the voices of
Angela Galuppo (Cathon) (ACTRA)
Cat Lemieux (Iris) (ACTRA)
Sound Designer and Music
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Technical Specialist – Animation
Senior Production Coordinators
Marketing Managers (NFB)
Social Media Manager (La Pastèque)
Produced with the financial participation of
Shaw Rocket Fund – Fueling creativity
In collaboration with Télé-Québec
Digital Media Management
This project was made possible thanks to
Québec – Film and Television Tax Credit – Gestion SODEC
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
Québec – Dubbing Tax Credit – Gestion SODEC
The Great List of Everything
Solen Labrie Trépanier (La Pastèque)
Anne-Marie Bousquet (NFB)
Frédéric Gauthier (La Pastèque)
Martin Brault (La Pastèque)
Christine Noël (NFB)
Solen Labrie Trépanier (La Pastèque)
Anne-Marie Bousquet (NFB)
Marc Bertrand (NFB)
National Film Board of Canada
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About the NFB
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About La Pastèque
La Pastèque is a Quebec-based publishing house founded in 1998. Initially specialized in comic books by local creators, it later opened up to youth audiences, publishing comic albums, graphic novels, and non-fiction comics. Since 2016, La Pastèque has also published high-quality interactive and linear works.
Télé-Québec is Quebec’s educational and cultural public broadcaster. Télé-Québec offers unique multi-platform programming that aims to develop a taste for knowledge, foster learning, encourage reflection, promote the arts and culture, and reflect Quebec’s regional realities and diversity.