Two young girls find primate pals in Me...Jane and Zoo Story. Fantastical journeys provide new perspectives in One, Two, Tree; An Object at Rest; and The Girl Who Spoke Cat. Tiny creatures are both welcome and unwelcome additions to someone’s home in Perfect Houseguest and The Visitors. Young Fidel reminisces about his family new and old on his mother’s wedding day in Memories of the Sea. Wild characters plus delicious food equal a perfect recipe in both Octopus and Tiny Tunes: Food. A simple lesson proves to be essential in Looks while an important one is ignored in That’s Not A Good Idea. Recommended for kids ages 3 – 7.
ONE, TWO, TREE
France – dir. Yulia Aronova
Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 7 min
It’s the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow.
Germany—dir. Julia Ocker
Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 3.5 min
Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that’s only if all arms agree on what cake they’re going to make!
USA – dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger
Animation, English, 2014, 9 min
Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubliee.
UK—dir. Andy Martin
Animation, English, 2015, 1 min
Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food!
Germany – dir. Susann Hoffmann
Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 3 min
A grey lynx doesn’t quite fit into the colorful world around him, and resorts to dark behavior in order to blend in.
MEMORIES OF THE SEA
Brazil/USA – Dir. Thais Drassinower
Live Action, English, 2015, 9 min
Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn’t quite understand the changes happening within his family.
Czech Republic – dir. Veronika Zacharova
Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 4 min
What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla?
THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA
USA—dir. Pete List
Animation, English, 2015, 7.5 min
A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks!
USA – dir. Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 1.5 min
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.
AN OBJECT AT REST
USA—dir. Seth Boyden
Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 5.5 min
A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization?
Australia—dir. Philip Watts
Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 1 min
A man’s home is his castle. But not for long...
THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT
UK/Poland – dir. Dotty Kultys
Animation, English, 2014, 6 min
A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there’s a proper way of walking, looking — even eating soup!