Questions of size

age 6 +

Little people living among big people; friendships between characters who seem different in many ways, especially their sizes; being immersed in a disproportionate world ... animated films revel in embracing contrasts and changes of scale. They can pull off the little miracle of telling stories from the viewpoints of small characters, helping us to look at the world in an alternative way. Since the question of size relates also to our role in the world, these films offer us another way of looking at what (and who) is around us.

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89'

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

By Thomas SzaboHélène Giraud
age 4+

After a skirmish with a gang of aggressive flies, a little ladybug gets lost and winds up on her own in the...

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94'

The secret world of Arrietty

By Hiromasa Yonebayashi
age 6+

Tiny Arrietty lives with her parents under the floorboards of an old house. Her family are "Borrowers",...

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76'

Ernest & Celestine

By Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
age 5+

Celestine is a little mouse who lives in "the Underworld", i.e. under the ground. She lives in an orphanage...

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76'

The painting

By Jean-François Laguionie
age 6+

The characters in an incomplete painting come to life. They create a hierarchy: the "Toupins" ("Allduns"),...

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82'

The Secret of Nimh

By Don Bluth
age 7+

Mrs Brisby lives in the field of Farmer Fitzgibbons. Her husband has just died and her youngest son is so ill...

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