L’Odyssée de Choum
Ages 4 & up
Dir. Julien Bisaro, 2019, France, Belgium. Color. 26 min.
In French with English subtitles
Winner, Crystal Award for Best TV production at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award at the 2020 Anima Festival
Winner, The Magnolia Award for Best Animation at the 2020 Shanghai Television Festival
Short-listed for Best Animated Short at the 2021 Cesar Awards
Born in the bayou in the midst of a storm, baby owl Shooom must fend for herself and her unhatched sibling before she even leaves her nest. Against all odds, she is determined to find her mother, be it an alligator or a squirrel. As she embarks on this dangerous journey through the mangroves, she encounters a series of wild animals before falling in with Walter and Rosie—two children determined to save her.Get Virtual Access
Chien pourri, la vie à Paris !
Ages 3 & up
Dir. Davy Durand, Vincent Patar, and Stéphane Aubier, 2019, France.
Color. 60 min. In English.
Winner, Crystal Award for Best TV Production at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival
The creators of A Town Called Panic are back with a new film featuring Chien Pourri, a naïve and filthy dog who lives in a Parisian trash can with Chaplapla, his faithful feline friend. Though Chien Pourri suffers one misadventure after another, he always manages to land on his four paws. In this film, based upon the eponymous best-selling graphic novel, Chien Pourri finds himself in a series of sticky situations. Both adults and children will discover Paris anew from a dog’s eye level in this charming quadrupedal adventure.
“This French animated film will delight young and old.” – Le ParisienGet Virtual Access
Presented on February 7, 2021
Moderated by professor Richard Neupert
Meet writer-producer Claire Paoletti and director Julien Bisaro, the creative team behind Shooom’s Odyssey, a heartwarming tale about a baby owl’s search for her mother. The pair talk about their creative process, their inspiration from the natural world, and the ins and outs of animating the Louisiana bayou.
Paoletti wrote the script of the award-winning Long Way North (Rémy Chayé, 2015). Bisaro worked on features including The Painting (Jean-François Laguionie, 2011) and directed Bang Bang! (2014), which won the Best Short Film prize at the Tokyo Anime Award.Watch the Talk