Aardman Animations: Award Winning Shorts

Film/Video

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Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Aardman Animations: Award Winning Shorts

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Zoom: Family Film Festival 2010

<em>Zoom</em>brings an assortment of entertaining and acclaimed films to the Wex each year. This time the festival features the return of Jim Henson's Muppets and new behind-the-scenes moments from<em>Sesame Street</em>, short films from around the globe, animation galore, and a can’t-miss Charlie Chaplin classic for the whole family. Families can also enjoy hands-on activities, our free Saturday morning breakfast and pajama party, and a Saturday afternoon ice cream social.

Sat, Dec 4, 2010 7 PM

This brilliant collection of short films contains 25 years worth of witty and inventive mini-masterpieces from the British claymation geniuses at Aardman Animation (Chicken Run).

You'll see classic plasticine characters like Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Rex the Runt, and the Academy Award–winning Creature Comforts, as well as rarely seen gems from the Aardman team. (75 mins., video)

The Zoom: Family Film Festival for 2010 was organized by Chris Stults, Wexner Center assistant curator of film/video, and Jean Pitman, educator for youth programs.

Please Note: The age recommendation listed above is very general. If you would like to discuss the specifics of any film before viewing it with your child, please call Jean Pitman at (614) 292-4614.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)