Anim18 Connections

A specially selected programme of films featuring stories of new and classic animation of different types.

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Anim18 Connections: An Animated World

Anim18 is a year-long celebration of animation taking place across the whole of the UK, led by the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Whilst the main focus of the celebration is on British animation, Into Film is pleased to be working in partnership with Chapter to tell the international animation story through the blockbuster, heritage and archive films in this strand.

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Anim18 Connections has 1240 events running

Films that are part of Anim18 Connections

Adama

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration82 mins

Adama(2015)

Fascinating French animated drama set during World War One about a 12-year old African boy journeying to find his brother.

This French animation set during Wold War One deals with themes such as child safety, racism and prejudice, and also links to subjects including Geography, Religious Education and History.

The BFG

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration117 mins

The BFG(2016)

A lonely orphan girl is whisked away to Giant Country where she encounters a Big Friendly Giant. But that’s just the start of her adventures.

Based on the British book, the film deals with themes such as community, anti-bullying and exploration, and also links to subjects including English, Literacy and PSHE.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration83 mins

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...(2017)

A trio of animated short stories involving a bunch of witty farmyard animals.

French animation based on a comic book that deals with themes such as growing up, theatre and storytelling, and also links to themes including Special Education Needs and PSHE.

British Council Shorts 2018: Primary

CertUnclassified

Age group5–14

Duration67 mins

British Council Shorts 2018: Primary(2018)

A selection of animated shorts curated in partnership with Into Film and the British Council to celebrate the BFI’s animation season, Anim18.

This diverse selection of animated shorts deals with themes such as mental health, historical events and mythology, and links to subjects including Art and Design, Psychology and History.

Captain Underpants

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration89 mins

Captain Underpants(2017)

Two imaginative pranksters hypnotise their strict headmaster into thinking he is Captain Underpants, the hero of a comic strip they write.

This amusing comic book adaptation deals with themes such as growing up, friendships and storytelling, and also links to subjects including Art and Design, Economics & Business and English.

Early Man

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration90 mins

Early Man(2018)

Aardman animation adventure set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths ruled the earth.

The latest offering from the British animation studio deals with themes such as community, historical periods and sports, and also links to subjects including Geography, History and PE.

Fantastic Mr Fox

CertPG

Age group7+

Duration85 mins

Fantastic Mr Fox(2009)

Stop-motion animation version of Roald Dahl's woodland tale that combines a beautiful old-fashioned aesthetic with Wes Anderson's trademark dialogue.

Quirky animation that deals with themes such as family, crime, justice and storytelling, and also links to subjects such as Art & Design, Literacy and Geography.

Flying the Nest

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration81 mins

Flying the Nest(2018)

A plover chick must survive on his own when his family migrates south for winter.

Icelandic animation that deals with themes such as growing up, travel and exploration, and also links to subjects including Geography, Science and PSHE.

The Giant Pear

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration78 mins

The Giant Pear(2017)

After the town’s beloved mayor disappears, two friends receive a message suggesting he’s still alive, and set out on an adventure to find him.

Danish animation that deals with themes such as friendship, monsters, travel and exploration, and also links to subjects including English and PSHE.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration97 mins

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation(2018)

Dracula takes a break from running a hotel for monsters to join his spooky friends and family on a cruise vacation.

Spooky animation that deals with themes such as family, myths, and the supernatural, and also links to subjects including Art and Design.

Isle of Dogs

CertPG

Age group11+

Duration101 mins

Isle of Dogs(2018)

Stop-motion animation in which a young boy tries to find his lost dog on an island entirely populated by canines, following an outbreak of ‘dog flu’.

Set in Japan, this animation deals with themes such as identity, community, and politics, and links to subjects including Media Studies, History and Design & Technology.

The Little Vampire

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration82 mins

The Little Vampire(2017)

A 13 year-old vampire is helped by a human boy when his clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter.

Based on the German fantasy series, this animation deals with themes such as growing up, mythology, and wellbeing, and also links to subjects including English, Literacy and Art & Design.

Loving Vincent

Cert12A

Age group14+

Duration93 mins

Loving Vincent(2017)

Fascinating animated drama about the impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s last few days.

Breathtaking animation that deals with themes such as mental health, rural settings, life and death, and also links to subjects including Psychology, History, and Art & Design.

Luis & the Aliens

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration86 mins

Luis & the Aliens(2018)

An 11 year-old boy makes friends with three aliens after they crash their UFO into his house.

This German animation deals with themes such as anti-bullying, child safety and animals, and also links to subjects including PSHE.

Mary and the Witch's Flower

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration103 mins

Mary and the Witch's Flower(2018)

A young girl embarks on a magical adventure after finding a mysterious flower in this gentle anime.

Mystical Japanese animation that deals with themes such as storytelling, rural life, and explorations, and also links to subjects including Film Studies, Literacy and Science.

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration85 mins

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games(2018)

Maya the bee must unite a group of clumsy bugs to compete in the Honey Games in order to save her hive and its supply of honey.

German animation that deals with themes such as family and friendship, and links to subjects including Science and PSHE.

Peter Rabbit

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration95 mins

Peter Rabbit(2018)

Adapted from the beloved children’s books by author Beatrix Potter in which a plucky rabbit tries to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Combining live action and computer animation, the film deals with themes such as animals, rural settings, and friendship, and also links to subjects including English and Literacy.

Phantom Boy

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration85 mins

Phantom Boy(2015)

A sick boy with mysterious powers aids a police officer and journalist to prevent dastardly supervillain The Face from destroying New York City.

Fascinating French animation that deals with themes such as life & death, and storytelling, and also links to subjects including Citizenship, Law and Art & Design.

Revolting Rhymes

CertPG

Age group5–11

Duration60 mins

Revolting Rhymes(2016)

Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic collection of fairy-tales presented with a wicked twist.

British-German animation that deals with themes such as monsters, fairy tales, and friendship, and also links to subjects including English and Art & Design.

Rock Dog

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration90 mins

Rock Dog(2016)

Comedy animation about a Tibetan Mastiff dog who develops a love for music and seeks to become a rock star.

Musical animation that deals with themes such as community, growing up, fame and consumerism, and also links to subjects including PSHE, Careers and Performing Arts.

Sherlock Gnomes

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration86 mins

Sherlock Gnomes(2018)

When their fellow garden gnomes mysteriously disappear, Gnomeo and Juliet recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case.

Comedy animation that deals with themes such as criminal investigations, anti-bullying, and friendship, and also links to subjects including Literacy and PSHE.

Double-Bill: Stick Man & The Highway Rat

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration53 mins

Double-Bill: Stick Man & The Highway Rat(2017)

A double-bill of animated shorts, both adapted from enormously popular children’s books by author Julia Donaldson.

These two animated book adaptations deal with themes such as family, wellbeing, and exploration, and also link to subjects including Literacy and Art & Design.

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration85 mins

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas(2017)

Animated adventure in which explorer Tad Jones must rescue his friend Sara from an evil millionaire who seeks the necklace of King Midas.

Spanish animation that deals with themes such as the natural world, friendship and mythology, and also links to subjects including Careers and Geography.

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

CertPG

Age group5–14

Duration88 mins

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies(2018)

Feature-length adventure for the hugely popular animated superheroes that sees the Titans head off on a trip to Hollywood in search of stardom.

This humorous animation deals with themes such as friendship, growing up, crime and punishment, and also links to subjects including Art & Design and PSHE.

Tehran Taboo

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration96 mins

Tehran Taboo(2017)

Four young people attempt to break the barriers and taboos of a repressive society in contemporary Tehran.

Animation set in Persia that deals with themes such as democracy, abuse, and community, and also links to subjects including Geography, Politics and Citizenship.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

CertU

Age groupAll ages

Duration81 mins

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit(2005)

Will the dreaded Were-Rabbit ruin the duo's chances at the annual Giant Vegetable Fete? Much-loved stop-motion animation from Aardman.

Classic British stop-motion animation that deals with themes such as family, friendships and criminal investigations, and also links to subjects including Film Studies and Art & Design.

Yellow Submarine

CertU

Age group7–14

Duration82 mins

Yellow Submarine(1968)

Animated Beatles adventure in which the Fab Four find themselves leaving Liverpool aboard a yellow submarine.

This 60s British animation deals with themes such as music, culture and visual arts, and also links to subjects including Media Studies and Art & Design.

Zarafa

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration76 mins

Zarafa(2012)

Stunning animation about a young Sudanese boy’s escape from slave traders and his incredible and perilous journey to Paris with an orphaned giraffe.

This French-Belgian animation deals with themes such as friendship, wellbeing, refugees and immigration, and also links to subjects including Citizenship and Geography.

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