Monday, March 9, 2015

TIFF Kids International Film Fest To Screen "When Marnie Was There", "Shaun The Sheep"

Last year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was a big one for animation fans. It had the North American première of eventual Oscar nominees Song Of The Sea and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, and more besides. The 2015 event won't be announced for months yet, but TIFF also runs several offshoot festivals- including the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.

This year's TIFF Kids will take place in April- and will have some events of interest to animation fans of all ages.  Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There will screen at the event ahead of it's American release in May Hirosima Yonebayashi's second feature will screen on April 18th and 19th in it's original Japanese language version.

Before that though, festival-goers and families will get a chance to see Aardman's latest stop-motion charmer Shaun The Sheep: The Movie. The Canadian premiere of the film will kick off the festival on Friday April 10th, and will be preceded by the opening night party.

Elsewhere animation fans will be catered for with collections of shorts and a rare cinema screening of classic Looney Tunes shorts (accompanied by waffles and pancakes!). At the more decidedly kid's focused side of things, there will also be screenings of Maya The Bee Movie from Germany and Yellowbird from France.

See the full programme here.
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