Special Showing

Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts

October 10 and 11

from the Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015

This program of international animated shorts is for all ages. Regular ticket prices apply; kids under 12 are $5.


Fantastic Journeys: Animated Shorts

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 along with a rebellious daughter made of frosting, in this vibrant celebration of creativity.

Julia Ocker, Germany, 2:45 minutes, Nonverbal
See how a zebra changes his stripes!

Daniel Acht, Germany, 8:02 minutes, 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!

The Numberlys
William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 11:23 minute; 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, 5:51 minutes, 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, 5:47 minutes; In English
Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.

Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, 4:08 minutes, Nonverbal
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.

The Magic Time
Kine Aune, Norway, 9:16 minutes, 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, 6:18 minutes, Nonverbal
Some children come across an old bone and try to imagine what kind of animal it might have belonged to.

Maarten Koopman, Netherlands, 2:29 minutes, 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 minutes, Nonverbal
Growing up is literally the icing on the cake for a mother and daughter.

Traditional Healing
Raymond Caplin, Canada, 2:24 minutes, Nonverbal
A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.

  • Rating: For All Ages
  • Runtime: 65 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

Bright Young Things is our monthly family-friendly movie series. All ages are welcome! This series is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.