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Watch Me Move: The Animation Show at Barbican (15th June – 11th September 2011)

June 28, 2011 2 comments

I am quite excited about an event that started last week at Barbican. I mentioned it in May, when tickets had just gone on sale and since it has already begun I decided to write a few words on it again – let’s say it’s a reminder (well, sort of, so better bear with me 😉 ). 

To be honest I was hoping to get to Polish School of Animation programme but have already realised what a bad timing is Thursday 14th July! Sure, you can say it’s going to last for the whole day and there are 4 sets of films to be seen, so better go and choose something for yourself! Well, sometimes one simply cannot do more than their diary and daily schedule allow. So, I’m saying it with regret but I won’t be there. However, if anyone is around, go and enjoy! And it’s a must for all of you (around!).

Anyway, yesterday I showed my 19 months old boy an animated film that is actually a part of Barbican event. To my surprise, I dare to say, it occurred to be a great fun for both of us to watch it – so great that we watched it 3 times laughing each time even louder. The film is going to be presented by Caroline Leaf at Live Animation on Thursday 7th July (7:30pm) along with other works of hers.

It’s called The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1976)  and, to be honest, till that moment I had never thought it’s that funny 😀 So, in case, you’re not sure which parts of the film can make your children laugh, I am pointing you to the following moments with approximate timing: 1. the Goose feeds her little ones with fish at 3’25” and 2. the flock of birds takes off and flies at 4’55”.

Hope it gave you a good laugh too. And if you are slightly more mature and do not wish to be distracted from your noble maturity with silly laugh (other reasons will be appreciated as well), go to my post on Polish Frogs & Squash about Caroline Leaf (perhaps one day I will even translate it or just write something new here 😉 ) OR, for English speaking readers, I recommend an interview with the artist that was published at AWN last December: Caroline Leaf: Serious Game.

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