UPDATED: July 22, 2014
Fort Worth, TX
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Lone Star Film Society


Modern Kids - Summer Flicks Series


August 12-August 14

10:30 am and 1 pm

Films are shown in the auditorium at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 250 guests.

The age ranges listed below are recommendations. Gallery admission is free for film attendees and adult chaperone on the day of the film.


For more information about these films, please contact William Grella at The schedule and film information are available at or call the Modern at 817.738.9215.


August 12, 13, 14

10:30 am-Ages 3-7

1 pm-Ages 8-12


Take a break from the Texas heat and join the Modern and Lone Star Film Society for Modern Kids-Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.


Make a full day of creative activities at the Modern. Beautiful sketchbooks for children of all ages are free at the information desk - the perfect partner to the films in this Summer Flicks Series.


August 12


10:30-11 am (Ages 3-7)

See a selection of animated films that celebrate much loved storybook classics. After the films, attendees will receive a workbook that will grant them free access to the Modern's galleries and give them the opportunity to participate in an interactive daily activity.    

Doctor De Soto (10 min), Leo the Late Bloomer (8 min), Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (9 min)


Doctor De Soto: A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable. 


Leo the Late Bloomer: What's the matter with Leo?" his father asks, when Leo can't read, write, draw, eat neatly, or speak. "He's just a late bloomer", explains his mother. And sure enough, one day in his own good time, Leo shows everyone how glorious it is to finally bloom.


Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale: Trixie, Daddy and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat, but their exciting adventure takes an unexpected turn when Trixie realizes something is missing.



1-2 pm (Ages 8-12)

The Modern Kids-Summer Flicks Series will begin with an introduction to the wonderful world of animation, detailing the many methods used by animators to create worlds solely from their imagination. Children will gain an understanding of the basics of animation during the Thaumatrope Workshop, where each attendee will create their very own working thaumatrope. The workshop will be followed by films that highlight contemporary American animators, from stop-motion animation to completely computer-generated worlds. Following the screenings, attendees will receive free access to the galleries and an interactive lesson that will highlight connections between the artwork and the animations.

First Flight (3 min), Punctuwool (4 min), Eyes (1 min), Chow Time (5 min), Puppy Love (2 min), Weather Or Not (2 min), No Noodles (2 min), Runaway (4 min), Song of the Knight (2 min), The Glitched King (3 min), The Monk and The Monkey (5 min) The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete (6 min), Cat's Meow (2 min), The Dog and the Butcher (2 min)


First Flight: A young kestrel girl, Kia, tests her wings for the first time. Created by Grace Kraft at the Rhode Island School of Design.


Punctuwool: A shepherd in the sky has his hands full with a curious cloud. Created by Jacob Streilein at CalArts.


Eyes: A young boy is sure that there is something in the dark... Created by Tom Law at CalArts.


Chow Time: A lazy, overweight cat searches for the best way to reach his food, without leaving his bed. Created by Carmen Liang at CalArts


Puppy Love:A young boy tries everything he can think of to impress his first love in this ode to newspaper comics. Created by Hyojin Bae at CalArts.


Weather Or Not:A friendship is created when the weather will just not cooperate. Created by Soyeon Yoo at CalArts.


No Noodles:Small creatures explore and inhabit an even smaller world in this stop motion animation. Created by Tyler Nicolson.


Runaway:A charming story about a misunderstanding between a man named Stanley and his treasured 1950's refrigerator, named Chillie. Set in present day, a sad event sends Chillie into a whirlwind of emotional turmoil, and as a result, he runs away. Created by Huen Sin Yung, Emily Buchanan, and Esther Parobek at the Ringling College of Art and Design.


Song of the Knight:A knight realizes he needs his trusty sword even if he can't stand the songs it sings. Created by Steven Ray at the Ringling College of Art and Design.


The Glitched King:A spaceman finds himself on a mysterious and dangerous world... Created by Michael Piazza at CalArts.


The Monk and The Monkey:A determined young boy, Ragu, is sent by his master on his final quest to become a monk.A seemingly simple task becomes an unexpected challenge for Ragu as he discovers the real value of his quest. Created by Brendan Carroll and Francesco Giroldini at the Ringling College of Art and Design.


The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete:Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast, is in town and he's looking for trouble. With the citizens stricken by fear and the gun toting sheriff itching for a gunfight, can one little tart save the town? Created by Adam Campbell, Uri Lotan, and Elizabeth McMahill at the Ringling College of Art and Design


Cat's Meow:A cat tries to get comfortable for his afternoon nap. Created byJorge Garcia at the Ringling College of Art and Design.


The Dog and the Butcher:A butcher's dog can't help but crave the delicious fare at the butcher's shop over his boring dog food. Created by Jonathan Holt at the Ringling College of Art and Design.



1 pm - Introduction to Animation

1:10 pm - Thaumatrope Workshop

1:30 pm - Animated Short Films from North America

2 pm - Interactive Gallery Activity



August 13


10:30-11 am (Ages 3-7)

See a selection of animated films that celebrate much loved storybook classics. After the films, attendees will receive a workbook that will grant them free access to the Modern's galleries and give them the opportunity to participate in an interactive daily activity.

The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? (7 min), Each Kindness (8 min), Exclamation Mark (6 min), Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (10 min)


The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?: In the fifth picture book in the New York Times best-selling ` series by Mo Willems, Duckling asks for a cookie ---and gets one! Do you think Pigeon is Happy about that? Narrated by Mo and Trixie Willems with music by Scotty Huff. Directed by Pete List.


Each Kindness: Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.


Exclamation Mark: From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU. Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until- ! -a friend shows the way to endless possibilities.


Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type: A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. "Cows that type. Hens on strike!" How will Farmer Brown resolve his problems? Children will want to watch this hilarious barnyard romp over and over.



1-2 pm (Ages 8-12)

Day two of the Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series will begin with an opportunity for kids to create with a more advanced animation technique, the flip book! Students will learn about the principles of animation and leave with a creation of their very own. The short films presented will highlight films from Europe, where animation from countries like France, Belgium, Spain and England have created some of the most unique and artistic animations around.

Big Buck Bunny (10 min), The Artists (3 min), Ozo (8 min), Unimagined Friends (7 min), Me and My Monster (3 min), Fluffy McCloud (3 min), Der prazise Peter (5 min), Mobile (7 min), Tuurngait (7 min)


Big Buck Bunny: The story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps - and the rabbit ain't no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.


The Artists: Two rival painters fail to see the bigger picture. Created by Giant Animation Studio.


Ozo: A strange creature, has its egg stolen by NéNé, a slightly insane ostrich. Ozo embarks on a dangerous mission to get it back. Created by Alec Vial, Martin Brunet, Leslie Martin and Matthieu Garcia.


Unimagined Friends: A group of "un-imagined" characters wait for their chance to come to life through the minds of young artists. Directed by Sascha Altschuler at The Animation Workshop.


Me and My Monster: A little girl is terribly afraid of monsters. They are everywhere: in the cellar, out on the street and under her bed. They even look over her shoulder when she does her homework. Directed by Claudia Röthlin. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.


Fluffy McCloud: A film about a man's misunderstanding of and mixed relationship with Mother Nature. Directed by Conor Finnegan. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.


Der prazise Peter: Precise Peter introduces his little son to the subtleties of the family ritual. The fish is ready, the garden is prepared, and the sun is shining as planned. May the great dinner ceremony begin! Directed by Martin Schmidt. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.


Mobile: A cow tips the balance of destiny. Directed by Verena Fels. Provided by The Magic Lantern, Switzerland.


Tuurngait: An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. His father follows his trail, determined to find him before he gets lost on the ice floe... Directed by Paul-Emile Boucher, Remy Dupont, Benjamin Flouw, Mickaël Riciotti, and Alexandre Toufaili at Supinfocom Arles.




1 pm - Introduction to Practical Animation

1:10 pm - Flip Book Workshop

1:30 pm - Short Films from Europe

2 pm - Interactive Gallery Activity



August 14


10:30-11 am (Ages 3-7)

See a selection of animated films that celebrate much loved storybook classics. After the films, attendees will receive a workbook that will grant them free access to the Modern's galleries and give them the opportunity to participate in an interactive daily activity.

This Is Not My Hat (5 min), Where the Wild Things Are (7 min), Lucky Ducklings (9min), How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (8 min)


This Is Not My Hat: When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind! Visual humor swims to the fore as the bestselling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan funny tale. 


Where the Wild Things Are: Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.


Lucky Ducklings: A true story about a mama duck and her five ducklings that had to be rescued from the town storm drain during an early morning walk. How three firemen and a pickup truck rushed to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again. This delightful new classic has an inspiring environmental message. 


How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?: Few words pack a lot of punch in this delightful story about bedtime rituals. There will be no pouting or shouting or moping or moaning when the lights go out because dinosaur kids everywhere will want to see this production again and again. 



1-2 pm (Ages 8-12)

The final day of the Modern Kids-Summer Flicks Series will highlight the incredible contribution of Japan and other Asian nations to the world of animation. Kids will learn about the influence popular Japanese animation (Anime) has had on the entire world's approach to animation, as well as the incredible imagination that one can see in independent animation from all over Asia. Students will also learn about stop-motion animation, an original animation technique that is still used widely today.

Dear Mom (3 min), Johnny Express (6 min), Chi's Sweet Home-Chi's New Address:

Episode 9, "Chi Smells Things" (3 min), Tonari no Seki kun: Episode 1, "Dominos" (8 min), Dark Side Cat: Episode 1 "Dark Side Cat and the Lost Child's Mother" (6 min)


Dear Mom:A young woman expresses her feelings toward her mother in this touching and personal short. Directed by Qianyu Zhou at CalArts.


Johnny Express:It's 2150. There are all sorts of aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. When the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box. However, it never goes as planned. Johnny encounters strange and bizarre planets and always seems to cause trouble on his delivery route. Will he be able to finish his mission without trouble? Created by Alfred Imageworks.


Chi's Sweet Home-Chi's New Address:

Episode 9,"Chi Smells Things":

Chi the cat is bothered by the smell of the new home. Provided by Crunchyroll.


Tonari no Seki-kun:

Episode 1,"Dominos":

Yokoi-san is trying her best to listen in class, but she can't help but watch as Seki-kun is lining up erasers next to her. Seki-kun! Are those dominos?! Provided by Crunchyroll.


Dark Side Cat:

Episode 1, "Dark Side Cat and the Lost Child's Mother": Dark Side Cat dashes through the city after an elusive mouse, but his disregard for pedestrians helps solve a troubling situation with a lost child. Provided by Crunchyroll.



1 pm - Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

1:10 pm - Stop Motion Animation Interactive Demonstration

1:30 pm - Short Films from Japan

2 pm - Interactive Gallery Activity


Made possible with the help of Crunchyroll, The Magic Lantern (Switzerland), California Institute of the Arts, The Animation Workshop (Denmark), Ringling College of Art + Design, and Weston Woods. 


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161


Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)
Tue-Sun10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm


Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Fri 5 pm-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert 10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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