Party Animals

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival: Party Animals

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

A gloriously animated extravaganza of animal stories, featuring bugs, butterflies, bunnies, kitties, zebra and birds of several different feathers! These stories of friendship and fun are especially recommended for our youngest festival-goers and their parents.



Big Bug and Little Pipsqueak
(Shestopalov Dmitry, Belarus, 2014, 4:22 min) In Russian with English subtitles.
Two new friends go for a walk, and a whole world of sunshine and colors begin to open up to them.
Cherish Garden
(Miho Yata, Japan, 2011, 4 min) In Japanese, no subtitles necessary.
In a special place filled with bunnies, butterflies, kitties and birdies, seeds of dreams are growing.
Animal Friends: A Bird Day
(Eva Lindström, Sweden, 2013, 12 min) Nonverbal.
Adventurous birds walk away from home, from light morning to dark night.

Fred & Anabel
(Ralf Kukula, 2014, Germany, 8 min) Nonverbal.
A story of an unusual friendship between a cat and a goose!
(Luca Fattore, Denmark, 2014, 1:26 min) Nonverbal.
Two flies find true love as they outwit a determined spider.
Flapper and Friends: Spring Concert
(Krzysztof Brzozowski, Poland, 2013, 10 min) In English.
Some woodland friends decide to put on a concert, but they need to practice!

The Collection of Peanuts
(Agnès Lecreux, Ben Tesseur, and Steven De Beul, France/Belgium/ Switzerland, 6 min) In French with English subtitles.
A little bird from northern Europe has landed on the plain of Ubuyu, in Africa. Every day he discovers a world of surprises.
Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant
(Akiko McQuerrey, USA, 2013, 5:51 min) In English.
An octopus sings about overfishing and inspires Papa Cloudy to make sustainable dishes with love.

(Gottfried Mentor, Germany, 2013, 4:12 min) Nonverbal.
The lambs’ parents are shocked when their youngster starts saying “moo” instead of “baa!”
Where’s the Fish
(Enson Huang, Taiwan, 2014, 3:21 min) In Mandarin with English subtitles.
When a bear’s cookies are stolen by a fish, he tries hard to get them back.
(Julia Ocker, Germany, 2013, 2:45 min) Nonverbal.
See how a zebra changes his stripes!
Notes for parents:
Three films have subtitles but are very suitable for young children.
Ages 2 and up. 62 min. Also screening May 10, 1:30pm; May 16, 12:00pm

Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd and Katie Pappageorge.

Funded in part with generous support from members of the REDCAT Circle and REDCAT Council.

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SAT 5/2
12:00 pm
SUN 5/10
1:30 pm
SAT 5/16
12:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff