A program of fun-tastic and inspiring animated films suitable for kids of all ages. WARNING: These films encourage smiles, learning, creativity, and enthusiasm. So be prepared for the car ride home. (Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers)
Big Block Singsong 'Hair'
dir. Warren Brown | Canada, 2012
A big block sings a quirky pop tune about all kinds of ways you can wear your hair including long hair, short hair and hair shaped like a boat.
Big Block Singsong 'Owl'
dir. Warren Brown | Canada, 2012
An owl big block raps his way through a hip hop jam all about playing peekaboo whether its at the zoo or with a kangaroo.
Big Block Singsong 'Technology'
dir. Warren Brown | Canada, 2013
A big block sings a new wave love letter to his favourite pieces of technology such as solar-powered socks, laser pants and digital beards.
dir. Louie Zong | USA, 2013
A small boatman on a night ride comes across a whale and some silly things ensue. Music composed by the animator.
The Dam Keeper
dir. Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutusmi | USA, 2013
The Dam Keeper, a short film by feature-animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi tells the tale of a young pig with an important job, and a new classmate who changes everything. The short film blends traditional hand-drawn animation with digital painting techniques to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi's celebrated painting style to life. In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.Produced by Megan Bartel, Duncan Ramsay, The Dam Keeper will premiere in 2014.
dir. Raoul Olou | 2014
A tale of love, injustice and desserts
The Fog Of Courage
dir. John R. Dilworth | 2014
In this animated horror comedy, a cowardly dog named Courage must rescue his lovely owner, Muriel from a vengeful supernatural Fog. Eustace, Muriel's greedy husband, refuses to return the gold necklace belonging to the Fog's long lost love.
A Girl Named Elastika
dir. Guillaume Blanchet | 2014
Elastika is not like any other little girls. First, because she made of elastics. Also because her universe is a land of cork. Her journey is also one of a kind, as she jumps from one building to another, crosses an ocean solo or travels to space holding on to a firework rocket. Her adventure, shot in stopmotion, required over 10 000 pictures.
The Girl Who Missed The Bus
dir. Anne Lucht | Germany, 2013
The Girl Who Missed The Bus is a short story about a girl walking through a strange world completely made of paper. She meets strange characters and finds strange places, until she wakes up at the end. Was it a dream? Or is she caught forever in a reality that repeats over and over again?
dir. Carlos Smith | Colombia, 2012
A 7 year old city girl spends a weekend at her grandmother's place in the countryside. She's terrified of her wrinkled skin and imagines her as a big knotty tree. The little girl will have to overcome her fear in order to get closer to her.
Jack The Astronaut
dir. Carl Hadley | 2014
A romance of rockets, rings, and retail regulations, brought to Earth by the animation talents of Bottletop. A one-minute interstellar story from CITV... a real gem!
dir. Daniel Solomon, Hyun Jun Song | USA, 2013
Larry is a young boy with many talents. Waking up on time for school is not one of them. Every morning is an adventure for Larry, as he races through town on his bicycle to get to school before the bell. On this particular morning, however, a miscalculation in his route causes some unforeseen obstacles, and Larry is taken on the ride of his life.
dir. Riho Unt | Estonia, 2013
The hen enjoys playing around with kites. When Miriam has no more time for it, the hen convinces the little brother to go along. But the kite is too big for little brother and it flies him up to a treetop. Miriam and the hen need to act fast to get him down. As joint effort it works.
dir. Susan Huen Sin Yung, Esther Parobek | 2014
Runaway is a charming story which follows the unfortunate misunderstanding between Stanley and his lovable and treasured 1950s refrigerator named Chillie. Set in present day, a sad event sends Chillie into a whirlwind of emotion turmoil and as a result, he runs away. Over the course of events, this story shows how a small assumption can cause big problems, and yet the bond of friendship cannot be broken.
Simon's Cat in 'Suitcase'
dir. Simon Tofield | 2014
A creative cat exceeds the baggage allowance.
Walking In the Jungle
dir. Brett Jubinville | 2014
Let's take a walk in the jungle! Written by Troy McDonald and Devon Thargard and performed by Super Simple Learning, 'Walking in the Jungle' is a children's music video produced by Tinman Creative Studios.