We’re back at the Barbican Framed Film Club with another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world, suitable for children of all ages but specifically aimed at 4-12 year-olds.
There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids.
Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – is always popular – and not a toy ad in sight.
Tickets will be available for purchase from the Barbican
5 Metres 80 (Nicolas Deveaux, France)
If you ever thought giraffes couldn’t do fancy tricks take a look at this troupe of graceful, long legged beauties.
With Different Eyes (Francois Chalet & Michelle Ettlin, Switzerland)
A trip around the world on a wooden train set.
Boom Boom The Fishermans Daughter (Ivan Maximov, Russia)
A lonely fisherman with a long nose befriends an orphaned baby elephant who believes that the man is its mother.
Wayne the Stegosaurus (Aran Quinn & Jeff Dates, UK)
Meet Wayne – he’s long and heavy, wide and tall, but has a brain that’s extra small.
1234 (Shiro Ichige, Japan)
In dreams anything can happen. In this dream anything and everything does. A blast of fun and colour.
I Want My Hat Back (Galen Fott, USA)
Bear’s hat is gone. None of the animals say they’ve seen it. He is starting to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.
Balloona Laguna (Matisse Gonzalez Jordan, Germany)
A boy and his Father sell balloons on the streets. The business is going well until the boy gets distracted by lovely trumpet sounds from across the street.
The Scaredy Swan (Burcu Sankar & Geoffrey Godet, USA)
What do you do if you’re a swan who’s afraid to go in the water?
A Single Life (Job, Joris & Marieke, Netherlands)
A life can be lived, measured and even manipulated in so many different ways but beware the cracks and the sudden endings.
Very Lonely Cock (Leonid Schmelkov, Russia)
It’s a hard day for the very lonely cock. Perhaps tomorrow it’ll be better. Who knows? Anyway, it can’t get any worse. Or can it?
Perfect Houseguest (Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter (Netherlands/USA)
A house is visited by a clean, organised and well-mannered guest.
Sweet Dreams (Dinko Kumanovic, Croatia)
A coincidental meeting of a house hamster and a pair of squirrels.
7 Tonnes 3 (Nicolas Deveaux, France)
There’s an elephant in the gym and it’s having a LOT of fun!