BAMBI
1942, Disney, 70 min, Dir: David Hand

Among the most beloved animated films of all time is this story of a young deer growing up to become the “Great Prince of the Forest” with the help of his friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk. Though the film is family-friendly, source novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods was written for adults, and the book’s serious tone does come through in places (most famously in the off-screen death of Bambi’s mother).


NERDLAND
2016, Titmouse Studio, 83 min, Dir: Chris Prynoski

Titmouse Animation mastermind Chris Prynoski moves seamlessly from the small screen to the very big with this depraved and hilarious feature debut. Written by Andrew Kevin Walker (SEVEN), NERDLAND follows two hapless roommates, aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and would-be screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt), in their quest to get their names in Hollywood lights. Of course nothing goes according to plan, as a litany of comedic talents, including Hannibal Burress, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Mike Judge and Molly Shannon, twists the blade on our hopelessly lost leads and the city itself. “Revels in the foulness of 21st-century pop culture.” - Nick Schager, Variety


THE LITTLE PRINCE
2016, Netflix, 108 min, France/Canada, Dir: Mark Osborne

When a little girl befriends an aging aviator, he tells her fantastical stories about an extraterrestrial prince in this beautiful adaptation of the worldwide bestseller about childhood wonder and adult limitations. Produced in France (where it won a Best Animated Feature César Award), THE LITTLE PRINCE features a mix of CG and stop-motion animation and an all-star voice cast including Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard. “Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover, especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences.” – Scott Foundas, Variety.


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