Sun, May 3 / 12:30 / Kabuki / NOVO03K
Little kids, runty pups, busy bugs, lost toys—even the big bad wolf—just want to be noticed and understood sometimes, but it can take some extra effort (or a little bit of blind luck) for the smallest among us to make themselves heard or seen. Luckily, audiences of all sizes can be easily entertained by this multilingual, biodiversifed collection of animated and live-action shorts.
A lost stuffed animal passes through many hands and goes on a circuitous urban journey. Will WAWA ever find his way back to his young owner? (Mona Achache, France 2008, 10 min) In GGA competition.
With a new baby brother on the way, Rasmus has some insightful suggestions for how to deal with mom and dad that may be more helpful than he realizes. (Andreas Tibblin, Sweden 2008, 15 min) In GGA competition.
Diary of a Fly
Those annoying multi-ocular insects that buzz in our ears have interesting lives of their own, you know. (Gene Deitch, USA 2008, 9 min)
The Turtle and the Shark
A Samoan mythical tale comes to life through beautiful animation. (Ryan Woodward, USA 2008, 4 min) In GGA competition.
Though we didn’t elect our first female president this year, one young girl has no trouble imagining what the world would be like if she were living in the White House. Hail to the Chief! (Pete List, USA 2008, 10 min)
If it were up to Alex, he’d wear a Halloween costume every day of the year. But on the one day that counts, he can’t get anyone to understand that it’s more than just costumes and candy that matter. (Daniel Persitz, USA 2008, 14 min)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Paul Giammatti narrates a bit of revisionist fairytale history, from the point of view of the big bad wolf. Was he wrongly accused? (Konstantin Bronzit, USA 2008, 8 min)
A playful pooch, a crabby farmer and a hungry cow all follow the bouncing ball to a hilarious conclusion. (Glen Hunwick, Australia 2008, 7 min) In GGA competition.
Total running time 77 minutes. Recommended for ages seven and up.