Stop-motion Animated Film (2012)
Spooky, creepy animation perfect for Halloween!
This animated film is set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks that live in a Prague attic. Following the symbolism of the Cold War era that impacted Barta and the Czech Republic, the world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the land of evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the evil empire of the East with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends – a teddy bear (Forest Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Joan Cusack) and marionette puppet (Cary Elwes) – to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
This event is brought to you by the 10th annual Kids Euro Festival, a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. With programs both for the general public and for school groups, more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy Kids Euro Festival programs each year. This is made possible by the 28 European Union countries and the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation. For the full lineup of events, please visit www.kidseurofestival.org and follow us at #KidsEUFest.
FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot today!