Drawing Inspiration – Animated Short Films

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

These imaginative animated works portray the inner life of bugs, birds, mammals and reptiles… and the humans who live side-by-side with them.

Exquisite stop-motion animated reveals the life cycle of a critically endangered species in A Sea Turtle Story (Kathy Shultz, Canada, 10 min.); In a world where people hate you without exception, it’s no wonder this cockroach is in search of A Little Suicide (Ana Lily Amirpour, Germany, 10 min); Two disabled squeaky toys escape from the factory and find themselves lost and alone in the urban world of Macropolis (Joel Simon, Belgium, 7 min.); When a fox steals her subway ticket, a girl follows it through a secret world in Metro (Jacob Wyatt, USA 5 min.); A wild boy brought back to civilization tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest in Feral (Daniel Sousa, USA, 13 min.); A girl recounts her adventures with her cute, and unpredictable bear companion in Bear Me (Kasia Wilk, Poland, 6 min.); A Belgian backyard rooster survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his dominant son in Marcel, King of Tervuren (Tom Schroeder, USA, 6 min.).

Approximate runtime: 57 min.
Appropriate for families.

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