Forest and Its Friends, The

Washington D.C. Premiere

Family Friendly

Forest and Its Friends, The

(c) Bricknell Primary School / David Bunting

The Forest and Its Friends (A Selection of Children’s Films) (31 min.)

Animated Films for Children, D.C. Public Library Program



Four Washington, D.C. Premieres*

FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS* (USA, 2011, 8 min.) Fletcher loves everything about spring, but then he sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow! It turns out that spring has yet another surprise in store for him – a warm and wondrous one. Based on the book by Julia Rawlinson. Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Directed and animated by Ed Mironiuk and Kris Tercek of Chapow. Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.



I WISH I WENT TO ECUADOR* (United Kingdom, 2011, 6 min.) Over 600 British school children (ages 7-11 years) at Bricknell Primary School collaborated with animator and director David Bunting and a local organization, “One Hull on Rainforest,” to create a film about the Ecuadorian rainforest. The film is inspired by one primary teacher’s life-changing visit to the Andes, the cloud forest and the rainforest. Directed and animated by David Bunting.

AMAZONIA (USA, 2010, 5 min.) Two tree frogs named Bounce and Biggy team up on a journey to find their next meal in the Amazon rainforest. In the process, they discover the meaning of survival of the fittest. Directed by Sam Chen.

SCAREDY SQUIRREL*
(USA, 2011, 7 min.) Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It’s way too dangerous out there! Day after day he watches and waits, waits and watches, until one day his worst nightmare comes true! He suddenly finds himself out of his tree. As he leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting about himself. Based on the book by Mélanie Watt.



ALL IN THE WORLD* (USA, 2011, 6 min.) Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning ‘til night, this short film affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky. Based on the book written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee. Narrated by Joanne Woodward. Directed and adapted by Galen Fott of Bigfott Studios. Produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard at Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

Ticket/Reservation Info:



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

12:30 pm

Introduced by Mary F. Phelan, Children’s Librarian, D.C. Public Library.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Children’s Division – Room 200, 901 G St., NW

(Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown, 9th & G Sts. exit or Metro Center, 11th & G Sts. exit.)

FREE. No reservations required.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

10:30 am

Woodridge Neighborhood Library

1801 Hamlin St., NE

(Metrobuses: 86, T18)

FREE. No reservations required.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1:15 pm

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

3935 Benning Rd., NE

(Metro: Minnesota Avenue)

FREE. No reservations required.

Friday, March 23, 2012

1:00 pm

Capitol View Neighborhood Library

5001 Central Ave., SE

(Metro: Benning Road)

(Metrobus: 96)

FREE. No reservations required.

Friday, March 23, 2012

2:30 pm

Petworth Neighborhood Library

4200 Kansas Ave., NW

(Metro: Georgia Ave./Petworth Station)

FREE. No reservations required.

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