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My First Fantasia at McCord Museum – English Program

ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS AND CALAMITIES
James Cunningham / Australia / 2016 / 5 min. / English
A papa possum has a cautionary bedtime tale, an anthropophobic alphabet of dreadful demise, to tell his little ones in this masterpiece of crafty compositing.

JUNCTION
Nathan Jurevicius /Australia, Canada, Lithuania / 2016 / 7 min. / English
Today, the youngest of the Face Changers must make the momentous journey that will turn the world upside down. Adapting his own all-ages storybook, the mastermind behind the Scary girl vinyl-toy phenomenon guides us through a marvelous, mythic make-believe land.

STEMS
Ainslie Henderson / U.K. / 2015 /2 min.
As the director explains his craft in voice-over, an assortment of detritus literally comes together as a genial little jam band.

THE TENDER TALE OF CINDERELLA PENGUIN
Janet Perlman / Canada / 1981/ 10 min. / English
This short animation is a zany version of the classic fairy tale, with the leading role played by a mistreated, romantic penguin, with hilarious results. Cinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadline, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot and the nasty step-family is brought to heel.

INVASION OF THE SPACE LOBSTERS
Janet Perlman / Canada /7 min. / English
When an advanced race of giant lobsters from outer space land on Earth, no one can figure out why they've come. A complete failure to communicate on both ends leads to panic and pandemonium. Why are they here? What do they want? In this clever throwback to the ‘50s B-movie, a small neighbourhood learns the value of clear communication.

ONE, TWO, TREE
Yulia Aronova / France / 2015/ 6 min.
One day, a tree like any other jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk inviting everyone it meets to follow.

HIDDEN TALENT
Miran Miošic/ Croatia / 2013 / 6 min.
The Feline City has a cheerful, sociable and songful small cat Bjelobrk, but his musical meowing means terror for his surroundings because he is tone deaf. But that does not stop him from constantly singing disastrously.

ONCE UPON A BLUE MOON
Steve Boot / U.K. / 2015 / 3 min.
A lonely blue alien thinks he has found a new friend to play with when a strange new explorer robot lands on his planet.

SIMON'S CAT: OFF TO THE VET
Simon Tofield /U.K. /2016 / 13 min .
This doesn’t look good: Simon secretly blocked the cat door and is trying to stuff me into a box. Maybe it has something to do with the pain in my paw? No matter, not going to let myself get outsmarted that easily.

SIMON'S CAT: THREE ADVENTURES
Simon Tofield / U.K. / 2016 / 5 min.
SIMON'S CAT is an animated cartoon and book series by the British animator Simon Tofield, featuring a hungry housecat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get its owner to feed it. Without a doubt, the most popular cat of the whole festival. Three episodes: FAST TRACK, PIZZA CAT and APRIL SHOWERS

THE TIE
An Vrombaut / Belgium / 2014 / 9 min.
Lofty pillars turn into endlessly long legs belonging to giraffes who inhabit a tiny, orange planet. A little giraffe joins them, wanting to play. It is a bit tricky because the heads of the big giraffes are so high up they are beyond reach. But at least they can all stomp in time to the music for a while. And she can climb up on a very long tie, too. Or swing on it, or allow herself to be pulled along. But after some time there is even an end to this too. A strange cloud prevents all further contact. Now it is time for the little giraffe to come up with a better idea. An animated film in yellow and orange.

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