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Magnificently Awesome Animations: Four Shorts 

Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 at 1:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

These four well-crafted animated shorts are perfect for kids of all ages, taking viewers into fantastical, vibrant worlds: a young princess seeks danger, a cat eagerly pursues his next meal, an Easter egg spends a fun day with a new babysitter, and a salamander struggles with making art. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with filmmakers Alba Enid Garcia, Jackie Snyder, and Nicholas Amodio moderated by advocate, activist, and author Lauren Melissa Ellzey about the techniques used in these films, including stop-motion and digital animation, and how one’s autistic identity comes into play when creating.  

Free with RSVP. 

Dangerously Ever After  

Dir. Alba Enid Garcia. 2023, 12 mins. In this stop-motion fairy tale, a young princess who loves the strange and the morbid meets a shy prince who comes upon her castle. Dangerously Ever After subverts gender roles in a story filled with wit and imagination. Autistic animator and puppeteer Julio Garay has crafted a unique world, characters, and creatures. New York premiere. Content warning: blood.

Cat Hunter 

Dir. Nicholas Amodio. 2023, 2 mins. A cat is determined to make a meal out of an elusive creature known as the Cheesebeetle. Amodio’s colorful, comedic short hearkens back to early Warner Brothers cartoons in its use of timing and slapstick. World premiere

The Kazuki Toons: Babysitting an Egg 

Dir. Kazuki Conover. 2023, 7 mins. This silly, well-crafted short shows the growing friendship between Kazuki, his creation Blendy, and the Easter Bunny’s adopted son, Edward the Easter Egg. 

Twoot Newt  

Dir. Jackie Snyder. 2021, 4 mins. Newt struggles with jealousy over Salamander’s musical talent before coming to accept her unique toot. Twoot Newt’s soft, beautifully expressive animation elevates its memorable characters, magical world, and poignant message.  

Accessibility Information: 

A sensory-friendly space is available in the Media Lab on the third floor. Sensory kits are available at the front desk. 

Location: Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, NY 11106, and the film screening will happen in the Bartos Screening Room, which is on the first floor, towards the left side of the large staircase.  

Transportation by subway: Closest subway stations are the R at Steinway Street and N/W at 36 Ave. Please check with the MTA for any service changes, especially on weekends. For other ways of transportation, please see this page 

Wheelchair Access: The Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. In the Bartos Screening Room, there is space for wheelchairs at the back of the theater. 

Assistive Listening with Amplified Sound: Please inform us if you need an assistive listening device with amplified sound. When you arrive at the Museum, to receive an assistive listening device, you can ask for this device at the Admissions Desk. 

Captions and American Sign Language (ASL): The film screening will have open captions and ASL interpretation for the introductions and panel discussions. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Joy Butler by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-777-6800.