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Courtesy of GKids

SAARI

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Various directors

2011, in various languages with English subtitles

Various countries

60 minutes

Showtimes

Kid Flix Mix 2011

Free with museum admission.

A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, especially fun for ages 3 to 6.

Mi’au Myau
(UK, 2009, 1 min.)
Animation, Vida Vega
In this lovely hand-drawn short animation, a group of birds sit together on a branch, chirping away each in their own native tongue. But when an unexpected visitor comes along, his words are universally understood. 

All That Cats
(Hungary, 2009, 1 min. x 3)
Animation, Mátyás Lanczinger
In this series of short animations, a duo of hip hop cats perform beatbox rhythms to transform everyday situations into a musical experience. 

How the Shammies Bathed
(Latvia, 2010, 7 min.)
Mixed Media, Edmunds Jansons 
Collage and mixed media animation create a textural feast, with adorable animated characters designed in patterned fabrics, burlap, and buttons. A foreboding “drip-drop” coming from a dark room turns out to be only water in the tub – it’s bath time for the Shammies! 

Whistleless
(Denmark, 2010, 5 min.)
Animation, Siri Melchior
In this fun, sweet, musical cartoon, a little bird struggles to find his voice in a world full of different noises. A colorful, hand-drawn gem from NYICFF alum Siri Melchior (Dog Who Was a Cat Inside, Mambo) makes its first East Coast appearance following a run of major fests including Berlin, Toronto, Annecy, Seoul, and many more. 

The Yellow Balloon
(USA, 2010, 3 min.)
Animation, Ben Thompson/Rob Castillo
The true story of a dramatic event that takes place on a New York City subway, featuring a little girl and her yellow balloon. 

Who’s There?
(Slovakia, 2009, 10 min.)
Animation, Vanda Raýmanová 
Two boys hatch out of eggs and have an imaginative adventure. Sometimes as friends, sometimes as rivals, they build a house to protect themselves from the wolf. 

Mobile
(Germany, 2010, 6 min.)
Animation, Verena Fels
Isolated on the edge of society, a cow tips the balance of destiny when she attempts to make a friend. 

Saari
(Spain, 2008, 3 min. x 2)
Animation, Pablo Jordi 
Stunning colors, character design, and art direction show influences of Miro in this Spanish series about the creative adventures of a group of friends living together on the animated island of Saari. 

Snowflakes and Carrots
(Canada, 2010, 4 min.)
Animation, Samantha Leriche-Gionet
A little girl steals the carrot noses from all the snowmen she can find. But why? 

Precise Peter
(Germany, 2010, 5 min.)
Animation, Martin Schmidt
An obsessive-compulsive dad is excited about introducing his little boy to the joys of alfresco dining. The fish is ready, the table is set, the sun is shining, all seems perfect—but junior can’t quite get with the program. 

Murphy’s Shorts
(USA, 2009, 2 min.)
Animation, Todd Hemker 
A chubby kid on a diving board keeps bouncing, higher and higher, as sister, dad, and baby watch from below with growing anticipation and concern. 

Ormie
(Canada, 2009, 4 min.)
Animation, Rob Silvestri 
Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But the cookies are frustratingly out of reach in glass jar on top of the fridge, just beyond his grasp . . . or are they? With inventiveness and relentless determination, Ormie employs Wile E. Coyote-type contraptions and half-baked plans in a series of increasingly desperate attempts to attain the sweet objects of his obsession.