Wild tales, great characters, a colourful sprinkling of laughs, a catchy song or two, different ways to play with your food, and plenty of surprises from the international world of animation. Recommended for ages 5–9.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2010
Animation has a lot to answer for! Turn on TV and there it is being pressed into service as a thinly disguised Trojan horse to sell the next new line of toys. Marvel at how it has convinced a lot of kids that a story can only be told in a gallop of five-second micro-bursts. This programme claims back some lost ground: wild tales, great characters, a colourful sprinkling of laughs and giggles, a catchy song or two, different ways to play with your food and plenty of surprises. These films are engaging, thought-provoking, and designed to nourish the imagination rather than saturate it. Recommended for ages 5–9. — MT
A psychedelic exploration of the Nightclub in the New Zealand bush... bird is the word!
Anyway you wanna have ‘em, pancakes are delicious.
A little girl who thinks she’s Napoleon tames the wolf and her grandmother too!
This little pig will do anything to get the cookies. Anything!
A swarm of space-mushrooms chase an alien’s rickety rocket ship.
An enchanting world filled with herds and flocks of creatures created entirely from cool junk.
Cat and his friend have their annual apple-picking disturbed when a strange egg rolls into the orchard.
Pure magic. An utterly enchanting big screen adaptation of Shaun Tan’s book of the same name. The story of a young man who happens upon a friendly creature who just isn’t quite in the place it should be in.