The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
When Apples Roll
When Apples Roll
Mushrooms of the Storm
Mushrooms of the Storm

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Animation for Kids 2010 

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.

58 minutes

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

Nightclub 2010

Director

3 minutes

A psychedelic exploration of the Nightclub in the New Zealand bush... bird is the word!

Tally Ho, Pancake! 2009

Director

7 minutes

Anyway you wanna have ‘em, pancakes are delicious.

Red Rider 2009

Director

3 minutes

A little girl who thinks she’s Napoleon tames the wolf and her grandmother too!

Ormie 2009

Director

USA
4 minutes

This little pig will do anything to get the cookies. Anything!

Mushrooms of the Storm 2009

Director

13 minutes

A swarm of space-mushrooms chase an alien’s rickety rocket ship.

Garbage Angels 2008

6 minutes

An enchanting world filled with herds and flocks of creatures created entirely from cool junk.

When Apples Roll 2009

7 minutes

Cat and his friend have their annual apple-picking disturbed when a strange egg rolls into the orchard.

The Lost Thing 2010

15 minutes

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.