Children's Animated Shorts

Thursday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT) and 12:15 p.m.


Country: Various                                                                                 Runtime: 65 minutes

Zip around the world with this baker’s dozen of high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts. You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity. Meet the world’s tidiest mouse, see sushi come to life, fly high in the sky with a flock of birds, watch out for trouble in a wacky barnyard, make music with a jazzy octopus, and see how kindness can change the day. For all ages. Two films have very brief foreign language segments, with subtitles. (Spanish and Russian).

Konigirikun - A Small Rice Ball (Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2015, 5 min) Nonverbal.

Sushi animation brings to life the adventures of a rice ball kid and his pet broccoli.

Pik-Pik-Pik (Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia, 2014, 3:40 min) Nonverbal.

Ants and birds learn how to work together to save a tree that they all live in.

Very Lonely Cock (Leonid Shmelkov, Russia, animation, 2015, 6 min) Mostly nonverbal, with some Russian with English subtitles.

A day starts out like any other for a hen, but soon, things begin to go haywire in the barnyard.

PAWO (Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2015, 7:39 min) Nonverbal.

This film, named for the Tibetan word for “being brave,” takes us on a girl’s adventure to a world, where she becomes aware of her strength and skills.

Granddaughter (Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 5:10 min) Nonverbal.

A girl experiences contact with her grandmother as a shower of light and color.

Perfect Houseguest (Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, USA, 2015, 1:35 min) Nonverbal.

A tiny mouse just can’t resist tidying everything up when he pays a visit to a house.

Noir (Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015, 3:20 min) Nonverbal.

A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.

Schwammerlbert (Pia Auteried, Germany, 2014, 4:26 min) Nonverbal.

A mushroom awakens one morning, missing his cap! What’s a little fungus to do?

Abstract Painting (Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, animation, 2015, 6:34 min) In English.

Different animals try to describe a painting, but they all see different things! Based on Daniil Kharms’ children’s story, “The Boobooboo Dog.”

Looks (Susann Hoffmann, Germany, animation, 2014, 3:14 min) Nonverbal.

A little forest creature looks different from the others and longs to blend into the crowd. But soon, he meets friends who love him the way he is.

Amicus (Raúl Robin Morales Reyes, Mexico, 2014, animation, 5 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.

A street kid and a cat form an unbreakable bond of friendship, and rescue each other from all kinds of trouble.

Out From the Deep (Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013, 6:50 min) Nonverbal.

Emerging from the depths of the sea, a good old swing octopus brings joy to some jaded city souls.

Papa Cloudy’s Orchestra (Akiko McQuerrey, USA, animation, 2015, 11:40 min) Nonverbal.

After getting an emergency call from polar bears, Papa Cloudy, a gentle cloud, gathers animals to form an orchestra to raise awareness of environmental issues.


Sponsored by a generous donation from Hope and Steven Leibsohn