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
Aleksandr (Remy Dereux, Maxine Hibon, Juliette Klauser, Raphaelle Ranson & Louise Seynhaeve, France)
A magical world hanging in the sky. The inhabitants battle with the black giant who tries to climb a stack of crystals to bring them down to earth.
Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio, Chile)
An old bear goes out every day to a busy street corner. Through a tin marionette theatre that he made himself, the bear tells us his life story.
Academy Award Nominee 2016
Ordinary Day (Vuk Palibrk, Serbia)
Even the most ordinary day can throw up the most extraordinary of obstacles. Over and over again.
Sweet Cocoon (Matéo Bernard, Matthias Bruget, Jonathan Duret, Manon Marco & Quentin Puiraveau, France)
Two insects decide to help a struggling caterpillar in her metamorphosis.
Caterpillar and Hen (Michela Donini, Katya Rinaldi, Italy)
A caterpillar and a hen are best friends. They both know that the time to part has come.
Do Unto Otters (Galen Fott, USA)
When a family of otters move in next door, an anxious rabbit worries about whether they will be nice neighbours.
Premiere (Stepan Birukov, Russia)
A very special little circus with some very special little stars.
Bzzz (Luca Fattore, Denmark)
Two little flies are dealing with a spider web.
My Big Brother (Jason Rayner, Canada)
A boy shares his room with his 20-foot tall brother.
Hopfrog (Leonid Schmelkov, Russia)
A hypnotically delightful look at the antics of some hopping critters.
Monsterbox (Derya Kocaurlu, Colin Jean Saunier, Lucas Hudson & Ludovic Gavillet, France)
In this special flower shop, if you ask really nicely, you might just find a new home for your pet monster.