Grandma is making tomato sauce. Has she added all the spices? Salt, sugar, pepper, and bay leaf undertake a fix-it mission, only to be hampered by tartar sauce, a brutal bully with no regard for anyone. But sometimes cunning beats strength in a kitchen world filled with unusual residents. This bold animated production uses real objects.
As fall turns to winter the sparrow gets colder. Just as the sparrow’s about to die, a boy takes the bird home to save him. The sparrow is shrewd and knows how to get comfortable. Ultimately, however, the outside world calls the sparrow with overwhelming force. Drawn with a simple, minimalist line, this is a story of friendship, desire for freedom and the ability to give it.
Three stories and three cats – each minding their own business, taking care of their own passions. The world of cats is a world of fantasy and initiatives. When their house is snowed in, they know how to handle the snowbanks. When it’s caught in a flood, a magic whale and crazy ideas work to save it. This is a playful dynamic story about being able to make it because of a positive attitude.
Teun can catch up to 30 fish in a single day. He would like to be a carp, but only the kind from a city pond unbothered by many anglers. He could have an underground house and other fish friends. An unusually creative blend of photography of objects of daily use and animation – the world in this film comes alive in a surprising way.
William is little Bente’s hamster and the two share many qualities, such as a love for sweets and snacks, which doesn’t always end well. William has a rich personality and an intense, sometimes dangerous life, just like Bente.
Every day, a little girl from a lonely house lays out her magic cloth to catch the meadow’s flowery pattern, and then uses it to make a dress. Every night, the ants move the house to a different field. One day, the girl swallows a seed and a mysterious plant grows out of her bellybutton. This is a subtle and visually refined animation that tells the story of the need to live close to and respect nature.
Something new and fabulous appears at the toy store: a ball that can bounce the highest in the world. However, it costs a mountain of money. Our protagonist will scour every corner of the house and garden in search of coins and do any chores just to get money for the jumping ball. Will she get her treasure? What will happen when the ball actually bounces all the way to the sky?