which films to see with the family during All Saints’ holidays?

From 3 years old

♦ Superworm **

Animated short film program, 40 min

Ninth adaptation of a children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, authors of the excellent Gruffalothe short film that gives its name to this program takes up the recipe: a mischievous rhyme about the initiatory research of more or less fantastic animals, all animated in computer graphics giving the illusion that the characters are figurines in volume.

The worm in this story owes its powers not to magic or radiation, like most superheroes, but to a diligent practice of physical training, in the company of its friend, the caterpillar. But the worm will learn, at his expense, that unity does much more than strength …

♦ The Tiger who invited herself for tea ***

Animated short film program, 40 min

An adorable movie set whose heroes are … fearsome tigers! The larger wild cat, on the other hand, knows how to behave in society, especially when invited to drink for tea. Adapted from a children’s book by Judith Kerr, whose refined settings she recreates, the cartoon that gives the program its name exudes a delightfully old-fashioned charm while sending a timeless message about appearances, which are often misleading.

From 5 years old

♦ Yuku and the Himalayan flower ***

by Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck

French, Belgian and Swiss animated films, 1 h 05

Playful and playful musical fable, this animated film is a visual caress and a touching story of mourning.

»READ THE REVIEW. “Yuku and the Himalayan flower”, art against fear

From 6 years old

♦ The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess ***

by Michel Ocelot

Franco-Belgian animated film, 1 h 11 pm

Michel Ocelot reconnects with the stories of which he has the secret, mischievous and profound fables about freedom and love in ancient Egypt, medieval Auvergne and the palaces of Istanbul.

»READ THE REVIEW. “The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess” by Michel Ocelot: three stories for fun

From 7 years old

Little Nicola. What are we waiting for to be happy? ***

by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre

Franco-Luxembourg animated film, 1 h 10 pm

A tribute to the genius of Goscinny and Sempé, who passed away two months ago, this animated feature film blends with graceful fluidity the documentary story of the creation of the character and the sketches of the adventures of little Nicolas.

»READ THE REVIEW. “Little Nicola. What are we waiting for to be happy?”: Award of excellence

♦ Samurai Academy **

by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, Chris Bailey

American, Canadian, British and Chinese animated film, 1:37

A dog who dreams of becoming a samurai in a world where only cats have this privilege: the synopsis of this great Sino-Anglo-Saxon production could legitimately lead us to fear the worst. Not counting 96-year-old Mel Brooks, who wrote this unlikely story inspired by a classic of him, The sheriff is in jail (1974), parody of a western where Indians speak Yiddish …

When he is not looking at the side of Kung Fu Panda, this computer-generated animated film calibrated for the international market, intended for the whole family, finds amusing accents that are rather pleasant: between cinematic winks for parents and scatological jokes for children. Friends of poetry, abstain …

From the age of 8

The new toy **

by James Huth

French film, 1h 52

This new version of Francis Veber’s toy with Pierre Richard released in 1979 is undoubtedly more fun, but also much more harmless.

»READ THE REVIEW. “The new toy”: the billionaire, the baby king and their latest acquisition

♦ Belle and Sébastien, new generation **

by Pierre Core

French film, 1h 36

In the absence of true originality, this modern reinterpretation of the adventures of the heroes of Cécile Aubry takes up the ingredients that made her so lucky.

»READ THE REVIEW. “Belle and Sébastien, new generation”: a little Parisian lost in the mountains

From 10 years old

♦ My father’s secrets **

by Vera Belmont

Franco-Belgian animated film, 1 h 14

Free adaptation of a comic about the silence of a Holocaust survivor, this animated film addresses the issue of the transmission of a long hidden memory.

»READ THE REVIEW. “My father’s secrets”, the Holocaust and what is not said

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