I Want My Hat Back

Screens in “Animated Tales” shorts program
Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Director: Galen Fott
9 min.

Bear’s hat is gone. None of the animals say they’ve seen it. He is starting to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.



Galen Fott
An award-winning filmmaker, Galen Fott has completed 12 animated films to date for the venerated Weston Woods Studios, now a division of Scholastic. For these films, he directed the vocal performances of Joanne Woodward, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, and Paul Giamatti. Galen’s work has screened at the Guggenheim, Sydney Opera House, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Hiroshima and Anima Mundi animation festivals, and in the major film festivals of San Francisco (two-time Golden Gate nominee) and London. He has also created animation for Sesame Workshop and Marvel Comics.

Galen is also an accomplished actor, singer, and puppeteer, having performed these services for The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company. A former contributing editor to PCMag and a Macworld reviewer, he has co-authored eight books on digital imaging. Galen lives in Nashville with his wife Laura, son Burton, and their 2 dogs, 2 goats, and 6 cats.