Skip to main content

The tale of the doctor who defied Death - Iseult Gillespie


19,717 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

A husband and wife were in despair. The woman had just given birth to their 13th child, and the growing family was quickly running out of food and money. Wandering into the woods, the father encountered a skeletal figure with sunken eyes and a gaunt face: this was Death himself, come to offer his services as Godfather. Iseult Gillespie tells the tale of Death and the doctor.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Director Yael Reisfeld
  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Art Director Yael Reisfeld
  • Animator Yael Reisfeld
  • Storyboard Artist Yael Reisfeld
  • Compositor Yael Reisfeld
  • Music Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

More from The World's People and Places