Animation shorts for 4 – 7 year-olds
43 mins / Cert: U
Eight award-winning short films from the British Animation Awards, specially selected for 4 – 7 year-olds. A more cheerful collection of stories from around Europe you will not find – full of music, colour and character (no dialogue).
A Sunny Day
Gil Alkabetz / Germany / 2007 / 6 mins
From rising to setting, the sun is always cheerful except when everyone hides in the shade. How ungrateful!
Siri Melchior / Denmark / 2010 / 5 mins
How can one tiny bird find its voice amid the sounds and rhythms of the busy town?
Founding or Not Founding
Youlia Rainous / France / 2008 / 5 mins
Chop! Cut! Slice! Grate! A kaleidoscope of crazy fruit and veg to have you dancing in your seat; in French, the words ‘fou’ and ‘dingue’ mean crazy!
The Little Red Plane
Charlotte Blacker / UK / 2010 / 4 mins
In a world crafted of wool, the postboy and his cat fly through the clouds and stars to deliver their parcels.
Dodu the Cardboard Boy: The Balloon Moon
Jose Miguel Ribeiro / Portugal / 2010 / 5 mins
With one little rip of his cardboard box, Dodu’s imagination lets in the sea and sweeps him away to adventure.
Gil Alkabetz / Germany / 2002 2’30 mins
In spring and summer, the tree’s leaves keep the barber busy. What will they do in autumn and winter?
David Johnson / UK / 2011 / 9 mins
Our heroes are shipwrecked on an island with just a penguin for company!
Verena Fels / Germany / 2010 / 6’30 mins
Across a crowded animal mobile, a lonely cow notices a smiley mouse.