While the script for the film was originally written in English, the director had the script translated to Yiddish the week before recording. Luckily, actor, Mike Burstyn has a rich background in Yiddish theater.
The animation for the film was done in the 2D technique. This involves drawing each and every from of the film. Since the film is 8.5 minutes long at a rate of 25 frames a second, that would involve 12,750 drawings. The animation was done using the program "TvPaint".