THE MAGIC PIANO
Magical Oscar-nominated puppet animation set to the music of Chopin. Warsaw cousins Anna and Chip Chip find an old piano that turns into a magic flying machine, so they decide to travel to London on it to look for Anna’s father. Along the way they meet raging storms and flying balloons, before they finally reach their destination. Funny and adventure-filled, this is sure to have you humming along.
FILM INFO: China/Norway/Poland, 2011, Animation, 30 mins, Director: Martin Clapp
THE MISSING KEY
Early 1920s Venice. Young musician Hero Wasabi is competing in the Abacus Scroll music competition with his oboe-playing cat, Jacuzzi. Also in competition is villainous Count Telefino, who will do anything he can to win. Hero and Jacuzzi have to find a way to beat him to it and save the competition from disgrace. Australian composer, animator and director, Jonathan Nix, believes in the power of a good melody and you can hear plenty of them in this rich animation.
FILM INFO: Australia, 2011, 30 mins, Animation, Director: Jonathan Nix
Recommended age: 6+
This double bill is showing as part of the IFI Family Festival 2012