Thursday, October 8, 2009


Some great kids shows that could also appeal to adults (like myself): Linnea in Monet's Garden a cute story about a little Monet fan who travels to France with the old man that lives in the apartment next door. The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear about the struggles and similarities between man and polar bear with a heart wrenching twist. Kirikou and the Sorceress, African tale of an amazing little boy who saves his village from a woman with a thorn in her spine. The Stonecutter, a live action film based on a folktale that is common throughout the world about a small man who seeks to be greater and greater until he discovers that, even in his insignificance, he is great. Also, an honorable mention to Duck Ugly a french take on the Hans Christian Anderson tale. Of course the National Film Board of Canada always puts out great animated shorts, but Ishu Patel's Paradis is really beautiful. Please visit a link about him {here}. Anyone who knows me, knows I can't make an animation list without including Hayao Miyazaki's films...any of them. Please see them in Japanese if you can. There are literally thousands of shorts that I love, so I won't try to list them all. Isn't animation wonderful?

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