Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 10:00 AM
This captivating collection of short films—seven animated, three live action—from around the world celebrates the universal tradition of storytelling that we have all come to cherish from childhood. From beleaguered little boats to soccer-obsessed boys, it is a grand tour of tales to share with the whole family. The journey takes us around the world to places known for their rich storytelling traditions including Thailand, Ireland and Eastern Europe. It is the perfect antidote to the onslaught of summer blockbusters, and, for those of you going through Harry Potter withdrawal, a chance to hear Alan Rickman’s spot-on Snape-like narration of a beautifully animated gothic love story. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Total running time 66 min. Viewing guides will be provided online with pre- and post-viewing discussion questions and activities for parents to share with their kids.