To celebrate the arrival of the summer holidays, we’ve had a look through the Discovery Film Festival archives and drawn together three collections of very special animated fun for young audiences – one for June, one for July and one for August. These programmes each contain a wonderful mix of stories and characters from around the world and offer a wide variety of styles and filmmaking techniques to entertain the wee ones (and everyone else in the house!).
Our second holiday compilation takes us to Spain, Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands. We celebrate a midsummer birthday with a cake of quite unusual construction, follow a goldfish’s desperate journey in search of water, and rediscover the joys of old-style gaming with an enthusiastic Rubik’s Cube. A caterpillar’s development into a butterfly helps out a little bird plagued by the attentions of a wily fox, and an entirely different fox demonstrates far more socially constructive skills when looking after a newly-hatched baby bird.
All these short films are dialogue free, and will delight children aged 5+. There are some moments of mild peril and cartoon disagreements, and – as always – we would recommend that families with younger, more sensitive children might want to watch the films together or check the films through first.