Weston Woods Weekend

Saturday, July 24 - Saturday, July 31, 2010


DVD Giveaways at all screenings! Animation studio Weston Woods has been bringing beloved children’s picture books to life for over sixty years, transforming the works of Award-winning authors from Maurice Sendak to William Steig to create perhaps the richest collection of short animated children’s films anywhere. This NYICFF selection includes films directed by Weston Wood’s legendary Gene Deitch, Michael Sporn and others and with narration by Carole King, Chevy Chase, Jake Gyllenhaal, and James Earl Jones, to name just a few.

The full lineup:

Officer Buckle and Gloria (Peggy Rathmann, narrated by John Lithgow)

Pete’s A Pizza (William Steig, narrated by Chevy Chase)

Pierre (Maurice Sendak, narrated and songs by Carole King)

The Man Who Walked Between Towers (Mordicai Gerstein, narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal)

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Verna Aardema, narrated by James Earl Jones)

Morris’s Disappearing Bag (Rosemary Wells, narrated by Nicole Freshette)

Knuffle Bunny (Mo Willems, narrated by Mo and Trixie Willems)

The Emperor’s New Clothes (Nadine Bernard Westcott, narrated by Rex Robbins)

  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 75 minutes

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