An Annie Award nominee for Best Directing in an Animated Feature! As this delightful animated family adventure opens, an old man holds children spellbound with a story about a boy and a giraffe. The boy is Maki, a 10-year-old who has escaped from slave traders, and the giraffe – recently orphaned and chosen by the Pasha of Egypt to be a gift to the King of France – is named Zarafa. Drawn together by the destinies others have chosen for them, Maki and Zarafa journey from the Sudan to Paris, meeting aviators, pirates and strange twin cows along the way. "Closing in on 1.5 million admissions in France, ZARAFA is living proof that 3D and computer-generated animation aren't necessary as long as the story is solid and overall animation quality high" – Variety. In French with English subtitles.
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Dir: Henry Selick
Two holidays collide as Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and decides he’d like to play Santa for a change - but with ghosts, ghouls and goblins helping him, Christmas turns more scary than merry. Tim Burton co-produced and wrote the story (based on characters he’d dreamed up while a Disney animator a decade earlier), and his charmingly creepy sensibility oozes from every frame of this wildly imaginative stop-motion fantasy. Featuring the voice talents of Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman and Catherine O’Hara.
Dir: Charles Chaplin
In his first film masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp, following his paternal instincts, takes a hapless, orphaned baby - "the Kid" - under his wing. Five years pass, and the tyke is now a precocious little boy (Jackie Coogan), helping his foster dad, the Tramp, in his "window-glass replacement" scam. But a confluence of events, including the Kid’s sudden illness, conspire to separate the two.