Family Film Sunday • Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts From Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
65 mins. For all ages. One film has very brief subtitles.
Zip around the world with our dazzling selection of high-energy, high-imagination shorts. Join a space-alien potato on his zany adventures, witness the creation of the alphabet, sing along with a brave little octopus, and grow up with a rebellious daughter made of frosting, in this vibrant celebration of creativity. Free
Julia Ocker. Germany. 3 min. Nonverbal.
See how a zebra changes his stripes!
Daniel Acht. Germany. 8 min. Mostly nonverbal.
An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. USA. 11 min. In English.
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity, and jellybeans to their world. Winner of the CFFS Seattle Children's Hospital Jury Prize for Best Animated Film.
Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant
Akiko McQuerrey. USA. 6 min In English.
An octopus sings about overfishing and inspires Papa Cloudy to make sustainable dishes with love. Winner of the CFFS Children's Jury Prize for Best Animated Short.
Anatole’s Little Saucepan
Eric Montchaud. France. 6 min. In English.
Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.
Tatiana Skorlupkina. Russia. 4 min. Nonverbal.
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.
The Magic Time
Kine Aune. Norway. 9 min. Nonverbal.
Adapted from Sami legends, this is the story of a reindeer-calf and his journey to become a grown white buck.
The New Species
Katerina Karhánková. Czech Republic. 6 min. Nonverbal.
Some children come across an old bone and try to imagine what kind of animal it might have belonged to.
Maarten Koopman. Netherlands. 3 min. Nonverbal.
Imagine that the movie screen is a big trampoline. Can you see a family of ducks walking across it? How about people? Or a cow?
Mari Miyazawa. Japan. 7 min. Nonverbal.
Growing up is literally the icing on the cake for a mother and daughter.
Raymond Caplin. Canada. 3 min. Nonverbal.
A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.
Preview the trailers:
- Blood Brothers (刺馬)
- The Super Inframan (中國超人)
- The Brave Archer (射鵰英雄傳)
- The 36th Chamber of Shaolin …
- The Mighty Peking Man (猩猩王)
- Crippled Avengers (殘缺)
- Five Deadly Venoms (五毒)
- The Avenging Eagle (冷血十三鷹)
- Human Lanterns (人皮燈籠)
- Dirty Ho (爛頭何)
- Mad Monkey Kung Fu (瘋猴)
- Buddha’s Palm (如來神掌)
- Legendary Weapons of China (十八般武藝)
- Shaolin Temple (少林寺)
- The Boxer’s Omen (魔)
- Black Magic 2 (勾魂降頭)
- Bastard Swordsman (天蠶變)
- Holy Flame of the Martial Wo…
- Martial Arts of Shaolin (南北少林)
- The Eight Diagram Pole Fight…