Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Itch of the Golden Nit

Tonight we're headed to a sneak preview showing of 'The Itch of the Golden Nit'. What in the world is that, you ask? It's an animated film created by children, for children then brought together by the creators of Wallace & Gromit as part of the Cultural Olympiad leading up to the London Olympic Games. The Tate galleries' creative team came up with the idea as a way to get elementary school age children excited about art & learning about the process of making an animated film.

The official North American debut will be at the Vancouver International Children's Festival but it has already received world-wide praise as well as a Guinness World Record for most individual contributions to an animated film. Literally thousands of children contributed drawings, sound effects & story ideas to the project.

While you're waiting to see the movie, check out the creators' Tate Movie Project website for some interactive online fun or watch a short making-of documentary here to see how in the world they turned over 20,000 kids' artwork into a film.

Disclosure: my family & I were invited to go to a special advance screening arranged by Limelite PR to promote the festival. I am part of a team of bloggers promoting the festival through writing about our experiences with it. My posts & opinions are my own. :)

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