Battery Daddy
Battery Daddy
Luce and the Rock
Luce and the Rock
Meta
Meta

Animation for Kids 

Square Eyes

Aug 07

The Roxy Cinema

Aug 14

Embassy Theatre

63 minutes
G
cert

Each year our Animation for Kids selection provides one of the best opportunities to introduce youngest members of the whānau to the delights of international cinema. We’re jazzed to present ten terrific new animated shorts, from brilliant makers across the world, guaranteed to engage and inspire curious young minds and indie-animation-loving grown-ups alike. – Nic Marshall

Recommended for ages 6+

Mido and the Instrumals 2020

Director

6 minutes

Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but he might need to hone his talents to jam with these super musical friends.

My Friend Tiger 2021

Director

7 minutes

Two best pals are inseparable as they both grow up — until one day one of them finds their city too small.

Meta 2022

Director

4 minutes

Big ideas about change and growth sprout in brilliant ways when incredible creatures shapeshift and dance.

Luce and the Rock 2022

Director

Belgium / France / Netherlands In English
13 minutes

One day, out of nowhere, a giant rock lands in the middle of the peaceful little village where Luce lives. Can Luce make sense of its arrival?

Comme le Canard 2021

Director

3 minutes

Lines, circles, splotches and squiggles move in perfect time to the beat.

When I Am Sad 2021

Director

Armenia / France In English
7 minutes

A smile travels through a world of sadness, transformed by thought and emotion in this animated poem.

Sum of Its Parts 2019

Director

USA
3 minutes

It’s not every day you see mysterious creatures bopping, slithering and rocking out in the forest.

Hello Stranger 2022

Director

6 minutes

A little astronaut lands on an unknown planet where everything is unfamiliar.

Battery Daddy 2021

Director

6 minutes

Everyone relies on attentive Battery Daddy to keep things well-powered and smoothly-run, but when a downpour hits, will he still have the power to keep his cool and save the day?