Skip to main content

Children and Cars

UK, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 14)

Director: John Halas

Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands into an animated cartoon world of fantasy.

See also...

Flurina

A 12-year-old girl on holiday in the Swiss Alps rescues a small wild bird from the claws of an eagle. The tender relationship between the two is charmingly narrated in animation and colour ... More »

Moonstruck

A paper sculpture film telling how Top Dog, a rocket inventor, uses various tricks to inveigle Snap into going to the Moon and their subsequent adventures after he persuades him there is a bone there. More »

The Cultured Ape

This cartoon tells of a flute-playing ape, who in his tree in the jungle dreams of leading a civilised life among people who appreciate music. ... However, after being introduced into society he ... More »

Parkinson's Law

The film shows how not to run a business, with the aid of Parkinson's Law, invented by Sir Norman Parkinson. ... More »

Painter and Poet, No 4: John Gilpin

Four short films (Nos. 1 and 2 were shown at Olinda) made for the Festival of Britain. Paintings and drawings were specially executed to match the poems. ... Painter and Poet, No. 4: John Gilpin (by ... More »

The Question

The ideological confusion that sets in when one tries to answer fundamental questions in life. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director