Critter Tales (Gr 1-3)

2017 Festival

Wed, May 10 @ 9:30 am – GPLT; Fri, May 12 @ 9:30 am - DJC

Chosen by teachers, this delightful package contains 10 animated films featuring animals, dust bunnies, and a magical creature that grants wishes.

The Wishgranter

In a world where wishes are granted by mythical creatures that live under fountains, an apathetic Wishgranter is forced to go aboveground to grant a wish of love. Won the Animation Student Academy Award.

Rupee Run

A drummer boy and a dancing monkey are rival street performers who chase after a coin that’s been dropped in the street. Their struggle to keep the coin from the other as each regains possession of it has surprising results.

Scraps

A starving rat thinks the moon is made out of cheese so he builds a rocket ship that will take him there.

Spring Jam

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, finds a new way to make beautiful music for the Spring Jam. Won Audience Award at the 2016 Leeds International Short Film Festival. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Oneedo Studio.

Moonwolves

Moonwolves love shiny things and fireflies, but most of all, they love the moon. One night, they decide they love it so much that they must go there.

Moroshka

A small girl befriends a very large wolf that has frightened the whole village. She takes care of him while his wounded paw heals and keeps him hidden from the villagers, but what can she do to keep him from eating the sheep?

Jubilee

As the Queen walks to her carriage at Buckingham Palace, a gust of wind blows her hat away. Her Corgi dog is determined to retrieve it, but so is one of the guards. Which one will succeed at returning her hat to the Queen?

Desert Critters

A desert fox tries to get rid of the puppy that keeps following him.

Dust Buddies

When a maid comes to clean the house and vacuums up all but one of the dust bunnies, the one remaining dust bunny must overcome his fears to rescue his friends.

Aria for a Cow

A bovine diva wants to be respected for more than just her dairy products in this animated musical short featuring a previously unreleased song by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken. Won Best Animated Short at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival.