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LIAF Brings Animated Shorts to Picturehouse’s Toddler Time

We’ve teamed up with Picturehouse Cinemas to bring wholesome animated goodness to our youngest audience at Toddler Time.

Toddler Time has been especially designed by Picturehouse to introduce children to the big screen, featuring 30-minute shows for pre-school children and their parents / carers.

Admission is just £3 per child, accompanying adults free, when they become members of Toddler Time (free to join – please ask at Picturehouse Box Offices or call 0871 902 5747). Otherwise the usual adult matinee and child prices apply. Toddler Time is free for babies under one year old.

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. The latest LIAF curation for Toddler Time strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys. These films are suitable for children of all ages, but are specifically aimed at 0-5 year-olds. You can find out more about the films screening below and check out your local Picturehouse cinema for dates here

‘Tom & the Queen Bee’ (Andreas Hykade, 2012)

Tome and the Queen Bee, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAll Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in the way.

Germany, 5’00

‘Worm’ (Nils Skapans, 2010)

Worm, Nils Skapans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a damp, gloomy city a worm aspires to a better life. He dreams of a carefree existence in the warm sun – but will he make this happen?

Latvia, 5’00

‘Sandpixies: Clouds, nothing but clouds’ (Ralf Kukula, 2012)

Sandpixies Clouds nothing but clouds, Ralk Kukula, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

What happens at the beach after the children have gone home? It’s when sandpixies George and Agatha wake up and go on their nightly adventures.

Germany, 5’00

‘Wonderful Day’ (Nils Skapans, 2010)

Wonderful Day, Nils Skapans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat a day! No sooner have they leapt out of bed and downed some pancakes, than the magical woman and her cat are ready to zip through their very colourful plasticine world.

Latvia, 15’00