German for young learners
Kurz und Gut macht Schule II: Short Animated Films

On this DVD you will find eleven of the best German animated short films, which were mainly made between 2005 and 2011. Some very successful films from earlier years were added. A team of cineasts and film educators made the first selection but the final decision was taken by a jury of students and college students.

There are reality shows with jealous hippos and lovestruck rhinos (Kein Platz für Gerold). Mysterious chests throw people out of balance in Balance. In Kater you worry about a cat that puts its nine lives at risk for its love. Learn more about the story of humanity from the perspective of talking stones (Das Rad) and witness the murderous courtship dance of water shrews (Unsere wunderschöne Natur). The animated short film takes common phrases literally: It can “turn heads” and “break hearts” (Liebeskrank). It carries viewers to Nirvana (Unser Mann im Nirwana) and presents us the „chance” personified in a shy young man (Annie & Boo) or in the person of an ugly, malicious troll and child kidnapper (Wechselbalg). Finally, the animated film can change the world (Delivery) and shows sons, who are willing to go to the end of the world for the most important woman of their lives (Urs).