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Short children's films..

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BaBaBaBoomBoom · 16/02/2016 11:26

Dd has recently got into short films, so I'm looking to get her a few that hopefully aren't Christmassy!
We currently have
Lost and found
Father Christmas
The gruffalo
The snowman (and snow dog)
2x Spider-Man's
Stick man
The first snow of winter
Second star to the left

Any other brilliant ones in missing?

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HerdOfRhino · 16/02/2016 14:29

The Wallace and Gromit ones - A Grand Day Out, A Close Shave and The Wrong Trousers.

The Forgotten Toys (with Joanna Lumley). Perhaps a little bit Christmassy, because they get thrown out on Boxing Day. I think it's made by the same people that made Second Star to the Left.

HerdOfRhino · 16/02/2016 14:33

The people that made The Snowman, also made one called The Bear. I didn't really like it (It was on over Christmas) but your dd might.

I think you can get The Very Hungry Caterpillar on dvd as well, but I might be wrong.

QueenofLouisiana · 16/02/2016 14:37

Red's Dream (Pixar) is lovely.

Look at The Literacy Shed for other short films, they all have teaching ideas, but are often enjoyable to just watch. Pick carefully- the suitability will depend on her age.

BeardedBear · 16/02/2016 14:38

There's another Wallace and Gromit, A Matter of Loaf and Death. My DD (3) finds the three Herd mentioned a bit scary but doesn't mind the baker one or the Curse of the Were Rabbit.

The Farmer's Llamas is DS's current favourite.

BobberClobber · 16/02/2016 14:40

Room on the broom

HerdOfRhino · 16/02/2016 19:31

My little boy is the exact opposite, BeardedBear. He absolutely adores A Grand Day Out, and The Wrong Trousers.
I have watched them sooo many times now... I'll miss them when he's a big teenager, and doesn't want to snuggle up and watch Wallace and Gromit with his mum!

BeardedBear · 16/02/2016 21:45

We've not watched them for ages, herd, not since DD started taking an interest in the tv. DS loved those ones!

SandyMumsnet · 24/02/2016 15:42

Hi everyone,

We're going to sweep this great thread into films, please get in touch OP if this is a problem for you. Flowers

Smooshface · 14/03/2016 08:15

A Charlie Brown Christmas (easter beagle is probably similar length abs seasonal!)

Crikeyme · 14/03/2016 09:56

Any collection of Pixar short films - they're all suitable for littl'uns. We are huge Wallace & Gromit fans in this house, and some of the Aardman shorts are great too (just be sure to watch the whole DVD as some of the 'vox pop' ones get a bit fruity language-wise). And DVD collections of old-school stuff like Bagpuss, Mr Benn and Ivor the Engine are great - all the episodes are about 15 minutes so they don't feel too short, and are less frenetic than the modern stuff. I wish the Lost and Found team would make more Oliver Jeffers adaptations - it's such a beautiful film.

OddSocksDontMatch · 17/03/2016 22:33

Ivor the Invisible
The Last Polar Bears
Morph might appeal.

itsonlysubterfuge · 18/03/2016 09:12

What about all the Pixar and Disney Animated Shorts? They are very short though.

APotterWithAHappyAtmosphere · 19/03/2016 14:42

Have you heard of LIAF? Lots of cinemas that have a Saturday Kids Club do regular programmes of short films - the latest one was today but they come round every couple of months or so.

CallousAndStrange · 22/03/2016 21:31

My DD(2) loves the Minion short films. Especially the one where they're fighting over a banana. Height of comedy, apparently!

Sprink · 22/03/2016 21:33

This is so discriminatory, I'm surprised no one has brought it up. Tall children enjoy films as well.


HerdOfRhino · 22/03/2016 21:46

Grin Sprink

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