Shorts & Resources for Little Film Fans

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We’ve partnered with our wonderful friends at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival to bring you some shorts and resources for Little Film Fans.  

With weekly updates of selected shorts and resources from the Discovery Festival Shorts for Wee Ones packages, which many of our sites will have screened over the years, we're hoping to help provide some entertainment and stimulation for all the children who are missing their Family Film Screenings and trips to the cinema.

Each Thursday we will send a mail out and also upload viewing links to two shorts along with specific resources created for these shorts right here.

All have been classified G and have a recommended age of 3-8 years (approximately).


Hey Deer! | Örs Bárczy | 6 minutes | Hungary | 2015 | G

An adorable cocoa drinking deer works tirelessly to clear the area around his house every day after an avalanche that occurs during the night. Through some very quick and clever camera shots we become aware that the avalanche is in fact not at all what it seems....

Watch Hey Deer!

Resources for Hey Deer!

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

I want to live in the Zoo| Evgenia Golubeva| 6 minutes| Russia| 2018| G

Sasha struggles at home. Her parents expect her to tidy up her room, eat porridge and do homework.  Sasha decides that life in the zoo sounds much more interesting! She heads off to try and find her place among a bunch of penguins or maybe giraffes?

Watch I want to live in the Zoo

Resources for I want to live in the Zoo

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

Lambs (Lämmer)Gottfried Mentor| 4 minutes| Germany| 2013 | G

Mum and Dad Sheep are proud of their new lamb even though he is a little different in more ways than one - when he opens his mouth, a 'moo' not a 'baa' comes out.

Watch Lambs

Resources for Lambs

Resources created by Helen Appleyard and Lynn Wells.

Look! (Kijk!) | Udo Prinsen | 5 minutes | Netherlands | 2014 | G

A Dutch Sign Language interpreter is starting a lesson. What she is teaching, signs of animals and plants are coming to live through animation. The animals are more enemies than friends to each other and soon they are chasing each other. The teacher is creating a big cage in which she locks the animals and peace is restored. But not for long ...

Watch Look!

Resources for Look!

Resources created by Helen Appleyard and Lynn Wells.

Penguin (Pinguin)| Julia Ocker | 3 minutes | Germany | 2018 | G

The penguin-waiter just wants the penguin-party to be perfect.
A conscientious waiter runs into trouble after a glacier cherry makes a bid for freedom. As he tries to rectify the situation a series of catastrophes follow.

Watch Penguin

Resources for Penguin

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

The Mole and the Earthworm |Johannes Schiehsl |3 minutes |Germany |2015 |G

One day a little mole discovers that all the animals have someone special to play with but he is lonely on his own. Whilst hunting for a juicy earthworm he discovers something very interesting.

Watch The Mole and the Earthworm

Resources for The Mole and the Earthworm

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

TigerKariem Saleh| 4 minutes| Germany| 2015| G

A cheeky looking little tiger is imprinted on a food plate but when his tummy rumbles he can't help but wander off to find food.

Watch Tiger

Resources for Tiger

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

Tyrannosaurus FunkSandra Boynton| 4 minutes| USA| 2018| G

A group of T.Rex dinosaurs sing and stomp their way through this delightful, must-get-up-and-dance short by well-known children's author/illustrator Sandra Boynton. Sung by Samuel L. Jackson.

Watch Tyrannosaurus Funk

Resources for Tyrannosaurus Funk

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar ( Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe) | Lena von Döhren | 4 minutes | Switzerland | 2017 | G

A little bird is going about its daily business of looking after the green leaves on its tree when it encounters a rather pesky guest intent on ruining the bird’s hard work.

Watch The Little Bird and the Caterpillar ( Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe)

Resources for The Little Bird and the Caterpillar ( Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe)

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

Frenemy | Vera Lalyko | 6 minutes | Germany | 2014 | G

Normally cats and dogs argue tooth and nail. But what happens if they swap voices? This quirky, colourful animation reveals the mischief that dogs and cats get up to when their owners are out of the house.  A dog and cat torture each other with practical jokes until a loud and scary storm turns the dog into a cat and the cat into a dog. This is an adorably funny tale that uses sound and image in a very inventive way.

Watch Frenemy

Resources for Frenemy

Resources created by Helen Appleyard and Lynn Wells.

Perfect Houseguest | Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata | 2 minutes | USA | 2015 | G

A house is visited by a clean, organised, well-mannered guest.

Watch Perfect Houseguest

Resources for Perfect Houseguest

Resources created by Lynsey Dick.

Cartoon Away (Fuga Animada) | Augusto Bicalho Roque | 4 minutes | Brazil | 2013 | G

An animated character tries to break free from the hands of his creator to the point where the character rebels against his creator and escapes from the drawing table, passing through different animation techniques. The human manages to bring the character back but only to find out that he no longer can control his creation.

Watch Cartoon Away (Fuga Animada)

Resources for Cartoon Away (Fuga Animada)

Resources created by Helen Appleyard and Lynn Wells.