Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. This carefully chosen programme for our littlest and most special audience contains 15 wonderful short films, full of joy. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales to spark those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. Suitable for all ages but especially 0-7 year-olds.
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Mr Night Has A Day Off (Ignas Meilunas, Lithuania)
Unsatisfied, Mr Night is walking around the town changing all things to black until everything is as dark as night.
The Big Adventures of A Little Line (Antoine Robert, France)
While out walking one day a small boy finds a little line lying on the ground.
Keep on Rolling (Takashi Miike, Japan)
An ambitious dung beetle can’t stop rolling poo. He perfects the art with every round thing he comes across.
The Pocket Man (Ana Chubinidze, France/Georgia/Switzerland)
A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend – an old blind man. Music makes them happy.
A Rhino named Paul “Everybody Sleeps” (Dave Schlafman & Mike Annear, USA)
It’s bedtime, but a restless little rhino just isn’t ready to call it a day.
Dust Buddies (Sam Wade & Beth Tomashek, USA)
A group of adorable dust bunnies live a humble, but happy existence until a dust-up with a determined maid gets them into an epic kerfuffle.
Deep Beneath The Earth (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)
The One Who Tamed the Clouds (Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, France)
At the top of a canyon, the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.
Sabaku (Marlies van der Wel, Netherlands)
The Little Bird and the Caterpillar (Lena van Doehren, Switzerland)
The lovable little bird is back, cherishing the green leaves of his home in the maple trees — but a hungry caterpillar has a different idea.
Water Path For A Fish (Mercedes Marro, France)
In a Latin American town Oscar sleeps when a sudden gust of wind wakes him up. From his window he sees a goldfish in a dirty puddle, gasping for air.
The Kid and the Hedgehog (Marc Riba & Anna Solanas, Spain)
A kid is climbing a hill. On the hill he’s about to meet a very peculiar hedgehog.
Birdy Wouaf Wouaf (Ayce Kartel, France)
A young bird grows up peacefully in the family nest until he starts barking. His parents are in shock. Birds don’t bark, they chirp.
Hamlet.Comedy (Eugeniy Fadeyev, Russia)
A class of children go to see “Hamlet” with their strict teacher. When the children get bored, they start to laugh and wreak havoc.
Island (Max Mortl & Robert Loebel, Germany)