McLaren Animation 3: For the Family

  • 81 mins

The final presentation showcasing the extraordinary talent the UK has to offer the world of animation. Norman McLaren, the great Scots pioneer who experimented with a range of innovative animation techniques and whom our award for the Best British Animation is named after, endeavoured to communicate to all through his work regardless of borders, class or age; and it is in this spirit that we present a programme of films which can be enjoyed by all the family.


Helen Dallat/UK/2011/No dialogue/Colour/3 min 12 sec
A bear moves to the woods, but finds out that he doesn’t like the mess.

Buy Buy Baby - UK Premiere
Gervais Merryweather/UK/2012/English dialogue/Colour/8 min 30 sec
When Frederick Finklesworth’s daughter Betty is left in his care for the day, can Fredrick and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.

How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?
Anna Ginsburg/UK/2012/No dialogue/Colour/3 min 44 sec
Enchanting music video for a track by the Bombay Bicycle Club.

The Itch of the Golden Nit
Sarah Cox/UK/2011/English dialogue/Colour/34 min 48 sec
Evil Stella is after The Golden Nit and kidnaps Beanie’s Mum and Dad thinking they have it. The Golden Nit is the battery that powers the sun and if Beanie doesn’t get it home by sunset the sun will die and the universe is doomed.

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling
Joseph Wallace/UK/2011/No dialogue/Colour/4 min 28 sec
Ivor’s life is turned upside down after a falling plant pot sparks a series of paranoid reactions.

Nomads - Scottish Premiere
Tom Senior/UK/2011/No dialogue/Colour/4 min 8 sec
Four travellers come to rest in a bountiful land where food is plentiful, but are overcome by an insatiable desire for more.

Tea Party - World Premiere
Vitali Sichinava/UK/2012/English dialogue/Colour/12 min
Stork used to give the best tea parties in the Meadow. Abandoned by his friends, he is now alone.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.

The Tortoise - UK Premiere
UK, Portugal/2012/No dialogue/Colour/9 min 45 sec
One day a man spotted something he had never seen before: a tortoise.


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