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2012 Festival

Tues, May 1 @ 12:30 pm, Fri, May 4 @ 9:30 am, Sat, May 5 @ 1:00 pm

Presented by Atco Electric and chosen by teachers as suitable for Grade 1-3 students, these films about exploration and friendship include the sequel to last year’s very popular The Gruffalo and will delight the whole family.

Films in this package

A flirtatious dance between a charming caterpillar and a graceful moth leads to love, but is it strong enough to overcome the powerful attraction of another suitor?  Won Best Animation at the 2011 California International Shorts Festival.

The Star Shepherd

The Star Shepherd must find and repair a fallen star, then return it to the night sky before the sun rises.

An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird.  His father follows his trail, determined to find him before he gets lost on the ice floe.

Based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Sheffler, this tale of a little Gruffalo’s curiosity and a mouse’s ingenuity will delight young audiences as the little Gruffalo ignores her father’s warnings not to go into the deep dark wood where the Big Bad Mouse lives.

A young boy and his father drive out to the country to say goodbye to the boy’s first pet.

When a fisherman catches the giant fish he wished for, his problems begin.

The story of a lonely nine-year-old who builds herself a robot friend. Won Audience Choice Awards at the Victoria Film Festival and at TIFF Kids.

Whether the light is on or off becomes a critical factor in how well camouflaged a chicken is when a fox comes hunting.  It seems certain that one of the chickens is doomed, but which one?

Two cartoon characters develop a life of their own and humiliate and mock the third unfinished figure, but their superiority is short-lived when he turns out to be their big brother.  Won Best Short Film for Children at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival among other awards.