Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys. Suitable for 7-15 years.
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5 mètres 80 (Nicolas Deveaux, France)
If you ever thought giraffes couldn’t do fancy tricks take a good look at this troupe of graceful, long legged beauties. You won’t believe your eyes – and neither will your kids!
Ordinary Day (Vuk Palibrk, Serbia)
Even the most ordinary day can throw up the most extraordinary of obstacles. Over and over.
The Wires (Tatiana Moshkova & Marina Moshkova, Russia)
The Planets (Andy Martin, UK)
Twelve planets, twelve adventures – all you ever need to know about life, death and music.
My Stuffed Granny (Effie Pappa, UK)
Times are hard for little Sofía, as the Greek recession is taking its toll. With her Father out of work, they rely solely on Greedy Grumpy Granny ́s pension. Desperate times call for desperate measures; to what extremes will they go, when Granny is no more?
Johnny Express (Kyungmin Woo, South Korea)
Johnny is a space delivery man who travels to other planets to deliver different packages, but this doesn’t always go to plan.
The Little Cousteau (Jakub Kouril, Czech Republic)
A young boy, transfixed by the exploits of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, has his own octopus adventure right at home.
Rabbit and Deer (Péter Vácz, Hungary)
Rabbit and Deer are living happily together until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension.
7 tonnes 3 (Nicolas Deveaux, France)
There’s an elephant in the gym and it’s having a LOT of fun!
Big Hands Oh Big Hands, Let It Be Bigger And Bigger (Lei Lei, China)
In the city of Shanghai all the people have very big hands – except for one very special person who has tiny ones.