Princess Aubergine
Princess Aubergine

Screened as part of NZIFF 2023

Animation for Kids 4+ 

Square Eyes

We’ve searched near and far, and high and low to collect this latest selection of short film delights, selected especially to charm and captivate our littlest film fans.

Recommended for ages 4+

Aug 06

The Roxy Cinema 1

Aug 13

Embassy Theatre

62 minutes

Each year our Animation for Kids collections provide a brilliant opportunity to introduce youngest members of the whānau to the delights of international cinema. Collected from all over the world and curated especially for the very youngest animation admirers (and their filmgoing companions), we’re sure this latest selection of short films will dazzle and enchant.

Recommended for ages 4+

Kiri and Lou: I’m a Rock 2023


5 minutes

Be the very first kiddos in the world to see the latest forest adventure of Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur, and Lou, her gentle and thoughtful best friend.

What's in That Crate? 2023

10 minutes

Meet a pilot, a captain, a train driver, a van driver, a mailperson, a little girl... and one giant mysterious crate. What’s in that crate?

Spin & Ella 2023


7 minutes

Ella the fairy and her eight-legged friend Spin weave the most whimsical webs, but only when they work together.

Princess Aubergine 2023

Germany / Russia In No Dialogue
4 minutes

A king and queen have everything they could possibly want — love, castles, horses, gardens, pets ... but something is missing.

Cat and Moth 2021


Canada / UK In No Dialogue
7 minutes

A snoozy cat wants nothing more than to settle in the most comfortable spot in the room, but a sneaky little moth has their eye on it too. It's a cat chase moth world out there.