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LIAF presents: Brilliant Book Shorts at Barbican Family Film Club

March 16, 2019
11:00 am

A wonderful selection of short animations adapted from some brilliant books from all over the world.

This screening is accompanied by BSL interpretation for families with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count.

At Barbican book tickets

Tallyho Pancake (Kai Pannen, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Tally Ho Pancake! Kai PannenMr Bumble’s pancake flies out of the window and escapes. Soon the pancake is followed by the whole forest.

2009, 7min

I Want My Hat Back (Galen Fott, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, I Want My Hat Back, Galen FottBear’s hat is gone. None of the animals say they’ve seen it. He is starting to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

2013, 9min

The Water Princess (Peter H Reynolds & Didi Hatcher, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Water Princess, Peter H Reynolds, Didi HatcherA young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. A vibrant, engaging story shedding light on the struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.

2018, 8min

Max’s Words (Galen Fott & Jerry Hunt, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Max’s Words, Galen Fott, Jerry HuntWhen his brothers won’t share their collections of stamps and coins, Max starts a collection of his own, made up of words.

2007, 10min

The Lost Thing (Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann, Australia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan, Andrew RuhemannA boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while collecting bottle tops at the beach. It’s the lost thing – but who owns it?

2012, 15min

Do Unto Otters (Galen Fott, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Do Unto Otters, Galen FottWhen a family of otters move in next door, an anxious rabbit worries about whether they will be nice neighbours.

2007, 11min

The Librarian From the Black Lagoon (Galen Fott, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, The Librarian From the Black Lagoon, Galen FottHubie’s class is going to visit the library for the first time, and rumour has it, the library is a dark dungeon of rules and misery.

2007, 10min