Eight poems, written and read by four and five-year-olds, were animated in a wide variety of styles by artists from around the world. Preschool Poets is a collaborative project helmed by artist and poetry teacher Nancy Kangas and filmmaker Josh Kun. The short above is called Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Crumpy, and Mr. Bumpy. It was written by Alexa and animated by Ross Hogg.
In this film, Alexa’s grandmother anchors her life. So when her grandmother falls ill, everything comes apart, including Alexa’s idea of how to be a girl. She says, “I feel a big mommy-sister.”
• My Mum is an Airplane
• Le retour
• Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home
• The Temple of Knowledge, what it’s like to grow up in a library