Kids Animation

  • Rose Studio, 9.30am
  • 19 October 2019, 9.30am

A selection of some of the best short children's animation from around the world with some incredible masters of the genre, from Oscar shortlisted films to alumni on such projects as Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, The Ninjago Movie and Happy Feet. But don't take our word for it, as these films were all selected by the most brutal of critics - a panel of local children - so we can guarantee laughs, gasps, and Pierce Brosnan as an animated pig. (Join us at the red carpet awards ceremony on Sunday 20 October to see which of these films has been awarded Best Children's Animation by our young judging panel).

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'I love this. I've watched it more than once, and loved it every time.' - Judge's Comments


THE PIG ON THE HILL Voiced by Pierce Brosnan. When Pig's free-spirited new neighbour, Duck, plunges himself into Pig's orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along.


'Very funny, short and sweet' - Judge's Comments


TASTEFUL A not-so-friendly competition between two food vendors quickly boils over as the dishes they serve get less and less Kosher!


'Visually stunning and a must see for the big screen.' - Judge's Comments

THE WRONG ROCK Martin the Mushroom sets out on an epic journey to find his place in life when he realises the other mushrooms on his rock just aren't quite like him.


'Laugh-out-loud funny.' - Judge's Comments


HORS PISTE Two incompetent mountain rescue workers are tasked with saving an injured skier but all doesn't go quite as planned.


'Absolutely delightful.' - Judge's Comments


KUAP A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind alone but soon discovers there is much to discover in his pond. A little story about growing up.


'Oh, this was gorgeous. And beautifully made.' - Judge's Comments


LOST AND FOUND A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life


'Gem of a film.' - Judge's Comments


MANEN An old and solitary fisherman takes out the heavy artillery when a pelican steals his fish.


This screening is rated U and is suitable for all audiences.