Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts

  • Sat Oct 31
    2:00
    $5 / $4 kids 12 & under
Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts
director:
various

Zip around the world with this dazzling selection of high-energy, high-imagination shorts from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015. Join a space-alien potato on his zany adventures, witness the creation of the alphabet, sing along with a brave little octopus, and grow up along with a rebellious daughter made of frosting, in this vibrant celebration of creativity. Come in costume and participate in a fabulous costume parade across the Willard Straight Theatre stage before the films begin! Recommended for all ages.

  • Zebra (Julia Ocker, Germany, 2:45 min) Nonverbal. See how a zebra changes his stripes!
  • Wombo (Daniel Acht, Germany, 8:02 min) Mostly nonverbal. An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!
  • The Numberlys (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 11:23 min) In English. Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity, and jellybeans to their world. Winner of the CFFS Seattle Children's Hospital Jury Prize for Best Animated Film.
  • Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant (Akiko McQuerrey, USA, 5:51 min) In English. An octopus sings about overfishing and inspires Papa Cloudy to make sustainable dishes with love. Winner of the CFFS Children's Jury Prize for Best Animated Short.
  • Anatole’s Little Saucepan (Eric Montchaud, France, 5:47 min) In English. Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.
  • Visitor (Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, 4:08 min) Nonverbal. A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.
  • The Magic Time (Kine Aune, Norway, 9:16 min) Nonverbal. Adapted from Sami legends, this is the story of a reindeer-calf and his journey to become a grown white buck.
  • The New Species (Katerina Karhánková, Czech Republic, 6:18 min) Nonverbal. Some children come across an old bone and try to imagine what kind of animal it might have belonged to.
  • Trampoline (Maarten Koopman, Netherlands, 2:29 min) Nonverbal. Imagine that the movie screen is a big trampoline. Can you see a family of ducks walking across it? How about people? Or a cow?
  • Decorations (Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 7 min) Nonverbal. Growing up is literally the icing on the cake for a mother and daughter.
  • Traditional Healing (Raymond Caplin, Canada, 2:24 min) Nonverbal. A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.
format
DVD color
runtime
1 hour 5 minutes
release year/country
various