Flying, Swimming, Dreaming
Animated Films For Pre-School Children. Suggested ages: 2-5 years.
Introduced by Eboni M. Henry.
Red Hen (USA, 2012, 7 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere. Filled with jaunty humor and sparkling illustrations, this is an eye-popping take on the classic story of Red Hen and her adventures in baking.
Written and directed by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley. Narrated by Walter Mayes. Animated by Soup2Nuts. Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Hi! Fly Guy (USA, 2012, 7 min. World Premiere. Boy and fly meet and so begins a very funny friendship in this tale filled with hyperbole, puns and slapstick.
Based on the book by Ted Arnold. Narrated by Macleod Andrews. Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
A Sea Turtle Story (Canada, 2012, 10 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere. During the night, a sea turtle digs a hole on a tropical beach and lays her eggs in the sand. So begins the treacherous journey that is the life of a sea turtle among predators such as crabs, birds and sharks, depicted in this stop-motion animation.
Written and directed by Kathy Schultz.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (USA, 2012, 7 min.) World Premiere. As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest — so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. Narrated by Dion Graham. Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Hanging Around (Germany, 2010, 3 min.) U.S. Premiere. A sloth takes a snooze under the watchful eye of a jaguar in a forest under threat in this whimsical, humorous animation.
Directed by Sébastien Wolf, Hamburg ShortFilm AgencyRed Hen (USA, 2012, 7 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere
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