Creature Teachers

This event took place Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member



Ages 2+

What can we learn from the animals we love? Jump into these short animated films and find yourself transformed into deer, crocodiles, and herons, oh my! Harmonize with pigs, dance with wolves, bake with octopi and watch TV with a crocodile. Along the way, you’ll learn how to be a true friend and embrace your adventures!

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Piccolo Concerto
(Ceylan Beyoglu, Germany, animated, 2016, 6 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! The little flute Piko Piccolo goes on an adventurous journey in search of his own melody. Watch the trailer>

The Sled
(Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue) North American premiere! The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer>

Hey Deer!
(Örs Bárczy, Hungary, animated, 2015, 6:17 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! A cocoa-drinking deer is eager to tidy and shovel in front of his house every day, even if he has to do it all again the next morning. Watch the trailer>

Misfit Lil’ Sparrow
(Yuriko Noda, Japan, animated, 2015, 4:50 min, in Japanese with English subtitles) US premiere! A little sparrow cannot make her head stay still like other sparrows. She wonders why. Watch the trailer>

(Julia Ocker, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:48 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! The octopus wants to bake a yummy peach cake. But one of her arms has ideas of their own.

(Julia Ocker, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:48 min, no dialogue) West Coast premiere! The wolf is wandering through the woods, trying to find a peaceful spot to practice his secret hobby.

(Julia Ocker, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:18 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! The crocodile has everything he needs for an evening in front of the TV — cushions, a stool, snacks, and a TV magazine. But then the pretzel sticks ruin all the fun.

(Kariem Saleh, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:58 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! A happy little tiger is hungry and might roam around the kitchen if you don’t feed him enough!

Perfect Piggies
(Sandra Boynton, US, animated, 2015, 3:24 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Five harmonizing pigs sing a lively a cappella swing song about their own perfect selves. Watch the trailer>

Little Lion Pustewind
(Jana Richtmeyer, Germany, animated, 2016, 4:27 min, in English) North American premiere! Little lion Pustewind finds a treasure and buries it. What a surprise he gets when the treasure transforms and takes him on an incredible journey!

I Am Not a Mouse
(Evgenia Golubeva, UK, animated, 2015, 2 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Every time Lucy is called “Mouse” by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is she going to do? Watch the trailer>

Happy and Sad
(Ross Bollinger, USA, animated, 2016, 2:55 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Jordan Geary, from Sesame Workshop, in attendance on Jan. 28! Which are you, happy or sad?

Hare’s Big Day
(Dace Riduz, Latvia, animated, 2017, 10 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! Little lazy bunny is shocked by a sudden spring morning hustle and bustle at his home. He’s not only being disturbed from his sleep, but also involved in various unprecedented tasks…

The Owl and the Lemming
(Roselynn Akulukjuk, Canada, live action, 2016, 3:33 min, in English) Seattle premiere! In the arctic tundra, there was a young owl who longed to hunt for himself. When he saw a lemming nearby, he hoped to catch it, but the little lemming was clever, playing a game that would enable her escape.

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