Mixed Bag Animation

Showcasing a plethora of animation techniques and styles, this collection of shorts demonstrates a diversity of creative approaches from around the world.

Themes: young hearts, friends, rivals, family, environment, conservation, play, animals, whimsy
Length: 55 minutes

Recommended for grades 5-7
Advisory:
Hunting; suggestion of violence toward animals (Lupin)
Note that the following film features non-English dialogue with subtitles: Lupin

Poking fun at ego driven competition, computer generated animation sets the stage for two astronauts who are bent on claiming a floating rock.

Nostalia and inventive Japanese hand-drawn animation honour man's best friend.

Inspiration for traditional silk weaving appears through encounters with colourful animals in this CGI tale from Iran.

A young dinosaur enthusiast is thrilled to discover her favourite show has announced a feature film! But when the day comes for her to see the film, Clíodhna learns that the UK has entered lockdown.

Faced with an itch that's hard to scratch, a happy-go-lucky camel finds himself in a at the long end of hostile tennis ball dispenser.

A care-free frog takes us on a lazy journey down the river and teaches the principals of connecting with our breath.

Patouille is a little creature who lives in harmony with the plants. With his friend Momo, he discovers the amazing features of plants.

Traversing landscapes and seasons, connecting us to the land, filmmaking sisters Tracey and Angie Richard evoke a sense of nostalgia and home with found objects and imagination.

Stop-motion and found animation draw our attention to the abundance of trash we seem to have amassed, asking us to examine our wasteful ways.

Witnessing the beauty of the garden, children frolic as transformation takes place and the order of nature prevails.

While his mother is busy hunting, a young wolf finds himself lost, alone and frightened. Jeanne, Gaston and Louis, the wolf hunter's children, decide to keep the pup safe––but a wolf cannot live in the shed forever.

Ball culture originated in African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities of 80's New York. A dip, a shablam, a death drop, is when a dancer strikes a pose and dramatically falls onto their back. Rich and bright hand-drawn animation celebrate the drama and comedy of the ethos "the higher the fall, the spicier the dip."

Stylized hand-drawn observations evoking feelings of exaltation, humor and the intimacy inherent to childhood slumber parties.

 

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