Animation

 

ANIMATION

2012 (Last Year's Festival)

 



 

Bite of the Tail


2012, USA, Producer/Director:
Song E Kim; 9 min.


Friday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Monday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Life is a constant search for solutions—but where to find them? A woman wants to be rid of stomach pains; she makes trips to her doctor, chats with her husband, then finds a snake in her kitchen! In a beekeeper’s hat, her husband hunts the snake outside. Her sister has much to say, but is it true? Student film.




Cadaver


2011, USA, Producer/Director:
Jonah D. Ansell; Producer:
Michael Raspatello; 8 min.


Friday, 5:30 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Wednesday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


A bittersweet love story featuring the voices of Christopher Lloyd, Kathy Bates, and 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson, this film was entirely hand-drawn with Sharpie markers. It includes Gevinson’s haunting rendition of Neil Young’s classic song, “Heart of Gold.” The story will appeal to hopeful romantics and the harshest cynics.

 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore


2010, USA, Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg; Producers: Iddo Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Alissa Kantrow; 15 min.


Friday, 8:00 PM, OYES Theater
Sunday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


This Best Animated Short Film Academy Award-winner is “a love letter to books” inspired by Hurricane Katrina. We watch as a man is blown away from everything familiar except books. In their healing pages, he finds comfort and hope of renewal and helps others do the same. Beautiful, wordless, heartwarming—not to be missed.

 

The Gruffalo’s Child


2011, UK/Germany, Co-Directors: Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschotter; Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose; 27 min.
Saturday, 10:00 AM, OYES Theater


Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Ojai Playhouse


A young Gruffalo wants to explore beyond familiar territory. Dad warns her not to go far or the “Big Bad Mouse” will get her. Ignoring these warnings, the child sneaks off to colorful adventures in the deep woods. This sequel to The Gruffalo is voiced by Helena Bonham Carter and John Hurt, among others.

 

A Morning Stroll


2011, UK, Produceer/Director:
Grant Orchard; 7 min.


Saturday, 12:30 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Sunday, 3:00 PM, OYES Theater


Why did the chicken cross the sidewalk? When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker. Whimsical and intriguing, a simple story is told three times in three very distinct, imaginative animation styles.

 

My Little Friend


2012, USA, Producer/Director: Eric Prah; 3 min.


Friday, 8:00 PM, OYES Theater


Sunday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


A hobo feeds a pigeon that follows him, wanting more. The pigeon eats too much and becomes bloated. Flash! The hungry hobo will cook and eat the bird. He’s enjoying it when another pigeon struts up. As he tosses it a bite, the hobo realizes he’s found an infinite food supply. Struck by absurdity, he collapses laughing. Student film.

 

(Notes on) Biology


2011, USA, Producer/Director: Danny Madden; 6 min.


Saturday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Sunday, 8:00 PM, OYES Theater


Remember being stuck in boring lecture classes? Our filmmaker does. His lively visual imagination runs wild while his biology professor drones on about how organisms adapt to their environments. As he doodles ever faster, we see various retributions doled out by a fantastical “robot elephant.” Lots of fun.

 

Nullarbor


2010, Australia, Directors: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell; Producer: Katrina Mathers; 11 min.


Saturday, 5:30 PM, Ojai Playhouse


Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Ojai Playhouse

Winner of  16awards, will it add another here? An arrogant youngster and an old codger take a road-trip filled with mishaps and conflicts across Australia’s stark Nullarbor Plain. Filmmaker Sarell: “The young man sees his future in the old man; the old man sees the folly of his youth in the young man.” Sure to impress.

 

663114


2011, Japan, Producer/Director:
Isamu Hirabayashi; 8 min.


Friday, 10:00 AM, Ojai Playhouse


Sunday, 12:30 PM, OYES Theater


Once in 66 years, an underground cicada nymph fights its way upward. The land above appears to be beautiful and safe. But, emerging from its chrysalis, the new cicada is hit by a tremendous earthquake and the massive tsunami that follows. As the battered insect struggles to survive, what new terror awaits?

 

The Tannery


2010, UK, Producer/Director: Iain Gardner; 6 min.


Friday, 3:00 PM, OYES Theater


Thursday, 8:00 PM, Ojai Playhouse


After death, a ghostly fox and rabbit meet in a cool-blue, snowy afterworld. Their encounter develops into an unusual relationship—but when a hunter prepares the fox’s pelt for market, the fox discovers his connection with The Tannery. Award-winner from a versatile animator.