Spain | Nacho Rodriguez| 4:20
A little cat who lives on a dying planet has to leave. On this voyage he will face dangers and adventures but ultimately he will return home. A Lifestory is a metaphor about life as a circle that begins when we are just children at home. Based freely on the second century poem ‘The Hymn of the Pearl.’
Argentina | Carlos Lascano | 9:00
Armed with her sketchbook, Lila walks off to the world, convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar, hanging out at a park or walking down a street, Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her.
UK | Pater Baynton | 3:19
A true story (except the lion bit): the troubled and redemptive family history of the singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer is told using a pride of cardboard lions, and their friends.
THE TUNES BEHIND THE TOONS
USA | Dave Bossert | 28:00
A veritable who’s who of award-winning composers (among them Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Richard Sherman) and other experts share their insights into the role of music in adding character to animation over the decades, from the earliest work of Walt Disney and Carl Stalling right up to today’s CGI wonders.