A lively international showcase of new animated shorts including the wonderful Gruffalo. The films on this year’s programme, tested by a demanding young jury, have been deemed highly suitable for audiences aged four to eight.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2011
For the animator, if it can be imagined, it can exist. And the group that just instinctively ‘gets’ this is… kids! This programme brings together a collection of funny, engaging, wonderfully intriguing films carefully selected to entertain our youngest audience. The films on this year’s programme, tested by a demanding young jury, have been deemed highly suitable for audiences aged four to eight. — MT
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There’s just one little problem: they are all attached to a nursery mobile.
Yay, we’re hatched! A troupe of happy little chicks break into a crazy, joyous dance.
A frill-necked lizard’s simple attempt at getting dinner doesn't quite go according to plan.
In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?
Probably the best use ever made of a giraffe.
A kind of scary concert of critters that creep, crawl, slither and bite – to standing ovation.
A wonderous cascade of cool creatures, crazy colours and bewildering scenarios. Two minutes of pure fun.
A simple adventure in a park with a digital camera takes a magical turn.
An Oscar-nominated adaptation of the much-loved book. A plucky little mouse uses his wits to stay the claws of those who would eat him – until the product of his own imagination catches up with him.