Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
When the letter from Max is late, you can see that there are snails in Mary's mail box. Ordinary, paper mail is called "snail-mail" as it is too slow compared to Internet-based e-mail.
Mary Dinkle's eyes were the color of muddy puddles. Her birthmark, the color of poo.
Max is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in the late 1970s, but the diagnosis was not brought into the English speaking world until 1981.
The end credits show animated portraits of the characters, with the actors names beneath them.