Notable Children's Videos
During World War II in the dark "winter of hunger" in Holland, some women and a girl unravel a beautiful bedspread to make socks to barter for food. Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, this animated, poetic film leaves viewers with hope for a brighter future.
Anna, Emma and the Condors
Are You a Bully? Test
Squeezed into the back of the family car, four restless sisters find magic in a road trip across the prairie. This exuberant, animated film beautifully captures the bond between sisters and the power of the imagination.
Bink & Gollie
In three interconnected stories, companions Bink and Gollie share pancakes and rich conversations. The skilled narration and humorous animation capture the opposite personalities of these good friends.
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
Hi! Fly Guy
Buzz finds the amazing pet he was seeking when he meets Fly Guy, a smart fly who even knows his owner's name. Delightful animation and exuberant narration by MacLeod Andrews help Fly Guy prove that flies can be pets, not pests.
Kali the Little Vampire
Viewers are alternately terrified and deeply moved by the plight of a little vampire who is isolated and lonely, but willing to risk life and limb to save a potential companion. Told in stark black, white and red, this animated short will linger long in memory.
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion
While flying to and from Holland, Trixie and her beloved Knuffle Bunny finally part ways in this moving, satisfying conclusion to the Knuffle Bunny trilogy. Narrated by author Mo Willems, his wife, and daughter, the combination of photography, drawings, and video creates a funny and painful look at the mixed feelings surrounding growing up.
The Other Side
E. B. Lewis' nostalgic watercolor illustrations, along with a soft guitar soundtrack, show that a fence can be an opportunity rather than a barrier in this Jacqueline Woodson story narrated by Toshi Widoff-Woodson. Simple details are animated and highlight that friendships are created over time.