Children's Week 2013

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Animation and the Imagination Film Program

Celebrating Children's Week 2013, this exciting free film program is designed for kindergarten and school students. It focuses on the capacity of animation to transport us into new and wonderful fantasy landscapes.

ACMI Educators introduce students to animation techniques, visual storytelling and fantasy worlds before each film screening.

Kinder, Foundation and Year 1
Mon 21 Oct, 10am > Miffy the Movie (G)
Explore stop motion animation with the classic character created by children's book author Dick Bruna. In Miffy the Movie (Hans Peck, 70 mins, Netherlands, 2013), Miffy and her little friends Melanie and Grunty go on a treasure hunt in the zoo.

Tue 22 Oct, 10am > Little Big Shots for Tinies (G)
A gentle and delightful 60-minute film program for young children featuring a range of animated characters and animation styles.

Foundation - Year 3
Tue 22 Oct, 11.30am > Little Big Shots: Tikes to Ten (G)
A 70-minute program of entertaining short animated films that focus on imagination, storytelling and humour.

Year 3 - Year 7
Wed 23 Oct, 10am > Shrek (PG)
Shrek (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 90 mins, USA, 2001) is a computer-animated movie that turns the classic fairy tale formula upside down. After Shrek's swamp is overrun by fairy tale characters seeking refuge from Lord Farquaad and and Princess Fiona must stop his evil plans.

Thu 24 Oct, 10am > How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
How to Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, 98 mins, USA, 2010) is computer-animated film with a 'live action' feel. The story follows a young viking called Hiccup, whose dream of fighting a dragon is transformed when he befriends the fire-breathing creature.

Year 5 - Year 8
Fri 25 Oct, 10am > Coraline (PG)

Coraline (Henry Selick, 100 mins, USA, 2009) is a mesmerising stop-motion animation that takes us into a parallel world of creepy, button-eyed dolls. As the film's heroine tries to escape the nightmare, she learns to be careful what she wishes for.

Please note bookings are now closed.

Students can also explore our Screen Worlds and Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing: From book to film exhibitions. To avoid disappointment, please book exhibition visits in advance.

This Children's Week event is presented in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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