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Film: Animation Programme: From Page to Screen

  • Films
  • Ages 5-7
  • Ages 8-11

The South Ken Kids Festival presents an exciting programme of animation films! (Re)discover one of the first animated feature films and classic of literature The Story of the Fox cherry-picked by programmer and specialist in moving image archives Herb Shellenberger and enjoy author/illustrator and director Izzy Burton’s multi awarded short animated film Via.

Together they will tell you more about the world of animation from its beginning to nowadays and discuss the art of giving life to literary stories onto the big screen.

The Story of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard)
FRA | 1930–41 | 65 mins | dir. Irène & Ladislas Starewitch | in French with EN subs
Based on the medieval fable Reynard the Fox—as well as Goethe’s late 18th century adaptation—Irène & Ladislas Starewitch’s The Story of the Fox was one of the first animated feature films. Reynard the cunning fox causes mischief among the animals of the kingdom, forcing King Lion to have him arrested. Begins a fierce battle for power.

UK | 2017 | 3 mins | dir. Izzy Burton | in English
Inspired by a poem, Via is a short-animated film on the journey that is life. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times.