Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme carefully chosen for our littlest and most special audience strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and delivers up a selection of wonderful films full of joy. Suitable for 0-7 years.
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One Two Three (Yulia Aronova, France/Switzerland)
One day, a tree like any other jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk inviting everyone it meets to follow.
Submarine Sandwich (PES, USA)
The first step to a delicious sandwich is slicing the meat. PES, the genius of stop-motion returns to LIAF with his latest food-related masterpiece.
Pawo (Antje Heyn, Germany)
Pik Pik Pik (Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia)
The woodpecker rattles the tree, on the hunt for ants. A musically and graphically precise symphony about teamwork.
The Tie (An Vrombaut, Belgium)
If a giraffe wore a necktie it would have to be super-super long! And if it was super-super long there would be all kinds of fun things you could do with it.
Once Upon a Blue Moon (Steve Boot, UK)
Vol Au Vent (Isabel Bouttens, Belgium)
A boy tries to keep a paper plane up in the air as long as possible. Carried by the wind, and despite emergency landings, the plane takes us through the four seasons.
The Story of Percival Pilts (John Lewis & Janette Goodey, Australia)
One day, on top of two cans, Percival Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.
The Little Bird and the Squirrel (Lena von Doehren, Switzerland)
The Law of the Jungle (Pascale Hecquet, France/Belgium)
A clever little monkey remembers to keep his wits about him when the bigger monkeys encroach on his bounty of bananas.
Anatoles Little Saucepan (Eric Montchaud, France)
The charming story of a boy called Anatole who is always dragging his red saucepan behind him.
Crowded (Andrew Khosravani & Cristina Florit Gomila, UK/Spain)
The crowdedness of our planet captured in this beautiful plasticine animation.