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Crooked Tree Arts Center and Petoskey District Library have partnered to present a great selection of animated children’s films. The films celebrate the illustration and animation styles of some classic children’s books. Inspired by the current exhibit from the Clarke Historical Society Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations, the films have been selected that remain true to the original illustrations.
Films are presented once a month, coinciding with local schools’ Professional Development days when schools are closed. The original books will be highlighted through the library’s youth programming as well.
January kicks off the series on the 24th and 25th. Showings both days are at 10:30am in the theatre at Crooked Tree Arts Center.
Jan. 24: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Jan. 25: The Weston Woods 50th Anniversary Collection including, A Picture for Harold’s Room; Corduroy; Danny and the Dinosaur; Harry and the Dirty Dog; and Click, Clak, Moo Cows that Types
Feb. 14: The French film, The Painting
Feb. 15: The Weston Woods 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition with Arnie the Doughnut; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Dem Bones; and That New Animal
Mar. 14: The unusual tale of Coraline
Mar. 15: Where the Wild Things Are & other Sendak Stories as well as Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears and Other Caldecott Classics
The Friday films are geared towards upper elementary aged children with Saturday’s offerings more for lower elementary and pre-school aged children; however many titles are beloved by all age groups!
These are unsupervised screenings, so parents are asked to arrange for a responsible adult to be present throughout the showing. Friday movies run between 75 and 100 minutes; Saturday’s films run approximately 50-60 minutes.
All films are free and open to the public.
Petoskey, on Little Traverse Bay, is about 60 miles north of Traverse City on US-31.