Extras: Join us from 11.00am to make flip books! The London International Animation festival are back with another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world. For May’s screening the films selected are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at 4-12 year-olds. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – is always popular – and not a toy ad in sight. Lili Brushes Her Teeth (pictured) Dir: Siri Melchoir | UK/Denmark | 2015 | 3min 30 Lili may be too small for many things, but she’s big enough to brush her teeth all by herself! Hippo Hop Dir: Patxi Aguirre | Germany | 2015 | 3min 20 A Hippo Mum walks into the cooling water of the river with her little hippo kid. How Shammies Bathed Dir: Edmunds Jansons | Latvia | 2010 | 7min Mitten, Pillow, Hanky and Sockie are the Shammies. They discover a monster who lives behind the bathroom door and get acquainted with splashy water. Catch It Dir: Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn & Jordan Soler | France | 2015 | 5min 20 A group of meerkats, a lone vulture and some fruit. Slaves of the Rave Dir: William Garratt | UK | 2014 | 2min 40 Hilarious – how an audience reacts to different types of music. A Reindeer Carol Dir: Verena Fels | Germany | 2015 | 4min Did you know fireflies like Christmas songs? But be careful, they’re very shy! An Object at Rest Dir: Seth Boyden | USA | 2015 | 5min 40 The life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature’s greatest obstacle: human civilisation. Fulfilament Dir: Rhiannon Evans | UK | 2015 | 7min 35 A small thought adventures through the brain, looking for a place to belong. The Visitors Dir: Philip Watts | Australia | 2014 | 1min This man’s home is his castle, but not for long. About A Mother Dir: Dina Velikovskaya | Russia | 2015 | 7min 20 A mother protects and cares for her sons while they’re little, and then as well in later life. Forms in Nature Dir: Kevin Dart, Stéphane Coëdel, David Kamp & Nelson Boles | USA | 2016 | 2min 05 A delightful depiction of how we deepen our connection to the natural world. Zoo Story Dir: Veronika Zacharová | Czech Republic | 2015 | 4min 10 A big gorilla and a bored little girl at the zoo. Uh-oh! Octopus Dir: Julia Ocker | Germany | 2015 | 3min 50 The octopus wants to bake a yummy peach cake. But one of her arms has plans of its own. Lili Has a Guest Dir: Siri Melchoir | UK/Denmark | 2015 | 3min 30 Lili is expecting a friend. Not just anyone – it’s her best friend, Molly!