In this stop-motion animation, a hapless Martian and his companion have an unexpected encounter during an outing to a seemingly barren asteroid: they are not alone. Whatever it is out there--it certainly wants their picnic basket.
Capturing the essence of the ageless question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” children and adults share their vision of the future, reminding us that the future depends on all of us being ourselves and following our dreams. You know it’s up to you—who do you want to be?
In a magical world controlled and timed by the light, a common man works in a factory making electric bulbs – but he has something else in mind that could change the order of things. A stop-motion animation that also incorporates the pixilation technique, combining real actors interacting with animated objects and time-lapse sequences.
Colorfully choreographed, a group of 75 children take over the city of New London, Connecticut, playing childhood games from the streets to the surf. Their joy evokes hope for the future and also melancholy about a childhood culture disappearing from the streets of American cities.
This delightful story of people who devote their lives to books, and books who return the favor, is inspired in equal measures by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton and The Wizard of Oz. Morris’s books are blown away in a storm and his library is reconstituted by whimsical volumes that fly like birds. As he grows old he realizes that his flying books have the power to outlive him.
Using a hybrid style of animation techniques — miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation — it harkens back to silent films and technicolor musicals while being old-fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.