From Wasteland No.2: Hardy, Hearty (2019), dir. Jodie Mack (image courtesy University of Rochester)

The University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery has put together a fun little online program of animated shorts, titled Melting Animals. Seeking to “inspire younger audiences through the mind-expanding experience of cinema,” the selections are focused on digital and handmade animation rather than drawn works, with the shorts featuring objects in motion and abstract visuals. It’s a wonderful way to introduce kids to a wider range of animation, with works by the likes of brilliant indie animators such as Jodie Mack.

All films in the program are completely free to stream.

When: December 12, 2020–January 4, 2021
Where: Online

More info at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester website

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