Saturday Morning Fun Time

Have you ever wanted to travel the world with a wombat, a butterfly and a frog? Or learn how to make the most magnificent thing? Or better yet figure out how to infiltrate a royal manor disguised as a kitty cat? Then have we got the shorts for you. Join us as we celebrate everything about being a kid with brand new, never before seen shorts from around the world including the world premiere of The Most Magnificent Thing and an episode of the award winning series Hilda.

Let's Go Luna

Follow the hilarious adventrues of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the US as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso”.

Directors: Dave Brown
Country: Canada

Taffy: Enter The Kitty

Welcome to Muchmore manor, home of uber-rich senior Mrs. Muchmore and her beloved dog with a red bow, Bentley. They want for nothing – unlike the down-on-his-luck trash-eating racoon Scraggs, who spends his days jealously gazing at the constant food deliveries to the Manor. Eventually it becomes too much for the little scavenger, and he gets an idea – he’ll disguise himself as an adorable kitty cat and infiltrate the manor, where it’ll be a never-ending buffet! Bentley the dog is no dummy, though – he knows that Taffy’s a racoon and will stop at nothing to take down the intruder by exposing him as the dirty rodent he is!

Directors: Ahmed Guerrouache
Country: France

The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks!

Directors: Arna Selznick
Country: Canada

Balloon Girl

A little girl carries a big red balloon through the park – she is very proud of it. Elsewhere in the park a baby cries loudly in his pram, and his mother tries in vain to soothe him. “Balloon Girl” shows the importance of kindness and how little things make a big difference.

Directors: Shabnam Rezaei
Country: Canada

Hilda: The Bird Parade

Encouraged by her mother to make new friends on the playground, Hilda instead buddies up to an injured bird who’s lost his memory.

Directors: Andy Coyle
Country: United Kingdom


A green grumpy monster is determined to keep his collection of toys neat on a shelf whilst an oblivious baby monster persistently attempts to play with them.

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