Animation, like childhood, can be 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.
These films are suitable for children of all ages, but are specifically aimed at 0-5 year-olds.
Please check with Harbour Lights Picturehouse for the correct start time. Tickets will be available for purchase here
‘A Monster Mess’ (Susie Jones, 2010)
The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.
‘Tom in the Woods’ (Andreas Hykade, 2005)
Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.
‘The Wreck of the Diddley’ (Fatcat & Fishface, 2008)
A wickedly good singing-pirate romp.
New Zealand, 3’45
‘Knitted Knights’ (Gil Alkabetz, 2010)
An ambitious grandma wants to knit a sweater for the moon, but forgets to calculates the waning and waxing of her ‘customer’.
‘Lexdysia’ (Marc Reisbig, 2011)
A boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.
‘Whistless’ (Siri Melchoir, 2009)
In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?
‘Txt Island’ (Chris Gavin, 2009)
The military conquest of a tropical island and the collapse of the local amusement park are illustrated in plastic letters on a mastermind-board.
‘Maestro’ (Geza Toth, 2004)
The maestro and his persistent mechanical assistant prepare for an all-important performance.