Don’t miss five superbly animated films inspired by the best of humanity; of common feelings and themes of unity, family and tolerance. This series will spark imaginations through stories from around the world.
Linked to the current exhibition at the Children’s Museum: “Animals, Between Real and Imaginary”, the films explore different cultures and civilisations through art and film.
Immerse yourself in this visually stunning world of moving images, including a masterpiece from Japan's beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro.
Program Curated by Rinku Awtani.

Admission to each screening is free.
Please pre-book your ticket online, by calling +971 600 56 55 66 or at the museum ticketing desk.

Film Screenings

My Neighbor Totoro 
6 June 2019 at 5pm | 8 June 2019 at 2pm | 87 min | Animation | G | English | Auditorium |Free Ticket | General Audience

This superbly animated tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most loved animators.
The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new home is in a magical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. This family-oriented feature carries a powerful ecological message and remains one of Studio Ghibli’s classics.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki 1988

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Little Chicken’s Egg-cellent Adventure 
7 June 2019| 2pm | 98 min | Animation | G | English | Auditorium | Free Ticket 

“Eggs-perience a fun-filled adventure that will crack up the whole family” Rolo is a teenage rooster who, when threatened by evil, is determined to save the day.
Director: Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste, Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste 2015

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7 June 2019 | 5pm | 88 min | Animation | PG-8 | English | Auditorium | Free Ticket | General Audience

This visually stunning film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters. A young boy named Tim finds the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. He meets hairdressers who specialise in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shephard who help children to fall asleep. In this mystical adventure, Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn’t have to be so scary after all.
Director: Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado 2007

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Beyond Beyond
8 June 2019 | 5pm | 78 min | Animation | PG-7 | English | Auditorium | Free Ticket | General Audience

Inspired by Scandinavian folktales, ‘Beyond Beyond’ follows a young hare called Johan on a quest to find his mother, who has moved from his world to the land of the elusive Feather King. Along the way, he teams up with some unlikely conspirators and discovers connections between the world he knows and the one he has always questioned. Artful landscapes and exquisitely detailed characters give a wonderful dimension to the animated film.
Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen 2014

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