Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe

A celebration of the life and career of Ernie Coombs better known to his many fans as Mr. Dressup. For 29 years on the CBC Coombs, along with Casey, Finnegan and the Tickle Trunk, entertained and enriched five generations of Canadian children. The film includes archival footage, interviews with show staff, and reflections from family and fans on the impact Mr. Dressup had on millions of young Canadians.

Awards and Nominations

Toronto International Film Festival 2023 – People’s Choice Award: Documentary, Winner
Cinéfest, Sudbury, 2023 – Audience Choice Award, Winner


Robert McCallum



Film Details

2023, 90 min