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LILLY AND THE BABY

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LILLY AND THE BABY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-15
7 minutes
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Lilly and the Baby is perhaps a typical portrayal of babysitting. Kids will relate to this tale of Lilly's babysitting. It's another quirky fun take by the one-eyed monster Lilly - cute and entertaining!

The story follows Lilly as she goes to babysit a baby. The "hearts in their eyes" indicates they will enjoy their evening ahead. Of course, the parents give a list of don'ts to Lilly who responds with, "blah, blah, blah" - in other words, let's get on with it. All in good humor, it is a bit disrespectful. However, the quirky escapades ensue - on the treadmill, taking a walk, making something to eat, including a making the cookie saga.

This is a creative, inventive, imaginative short animated film by the Canadian Bum Family of six cousins. Their art work and animation tell the story - from the treadmill, to the walk, to making something to eat. The applesauce accidentally falling into the goldfish bowl kills the fish that the baby was to eat. About the house, when they walk in, the front falls out from the fire. You see the smoke damage. Kids may think this is funny, I do not. Their overall presentation is quirky and imaginative to look at. The design of animated characters is creative and fun to view. I particularly like the cookie-making scene showing how Lilly puts all the ingredients together. The music complements the animation well. This is creative filmmaking. The Bum Family's artwork comes alive with their special voice overs. Animated Lily unpredictability leads with imagination. The cousins have a distinct way of telling a story.

This message is really a fun, silly interpretation of babysitting.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 15. Reviewed by Terry S., KIDS FIRST!

Splendid! I really like this short. It is well done and you see the efforts of all the Bum Family cousins. It's quite cute. I love stop motion animation and it is so well executed here. You can tell that it's made from drawings that are cut out and used in the animation. This really deserves to be seen on the big screen. It's a cute story although there are some bits that are not quite appropriate for its intended age range like accidentally poisoning the pet fish with baby food and then cooking it for the baby. Or the TV scene where there are hunters chasing bears yelling about killing them. Despite those bits, I recommend it although for older kids, ages 9 to 18 and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.. The filmmakers are a group of 6n cousins from Calgary, Canada who make movies together using cut outs and stop motion. They recently made a short film for preschoolers for Sesame Street. We're delighted to showcase their film at the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Lilly and the Baby is perhaps a typical portrayal of babysitting. Kids will relate to this tale of Lilly's babysitting. It's another quirky fun take by the one-eyed monster Lilly - cute and entertaining!

The story follows Lilly as she goes to babysit a baby. The "hearts in their eyes" indicates they will enjoy their evening ahead. Of course, the parents give a list of don'ts to Lilly who responds with, "blah, blah, blah" - in other words, let's get on with it. All in good humor, it is a bit disrespectful. However, the quirky escapades ensue - on the treadmill, taking a walk, making something to eat, including a making the cookie saga.

This is a creative, inventive, imaginative short animated film by the Canadian Bum Family of six cousins. Their art work and animation tell the story - from the treadmill, to the walk, to making something to eat. The applesauce accidentally falling into the goldfish bowl kills the fish that the baby was to eat. About the house, when they walk in, the front falls out from the fire. You see the smoke damage. Kids may think this is funny, I do not. Their overall presentation is quirky and imaginative to look at. The design of animated characters is creative and fun to view. I particularly like the cookie-making scene showing how Lilly puts all the ingredients together. The music complements the animation well. This is creative filmmaking. The Bum Family's artwork comes alive with their special voice overs. Animated Lily unpredictability leads with imagination. The cousins have a distinct way of telling a story.

This message is really a fun, silly interpretation of babysitting.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 15. Reviewed by Terry S., KIDS FIRST!

Splendid! I really like this short. It is well done and you see the efforts of all the Bum Family cousins. It's quite cute. I love stop motion animation and it is so well executed here. You can tell that it's made from drawings that are cut out and used in the animation. This really deserves to be seen on the big screen. It's a cute story although there are some bits that are not quite appropriate for its intended age range like accidentally poisoning the pet fish with baby food and then cooking it for the baby. Or the TV scene where there are hunters chasing bears yelling about killing them. Despite those bits, I recommend it although for older kids, ages 9 to 18 and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.. The filmmakers are a group of 6n cousins from Calgary, Canada who make movies together using cut outs and stop motion. They recently made a short film for preschoolers for Sesame Street. We're delighted to showcase their film at the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Lilly, a 10-foot tall orange monster, babysits a human baby. The mom leaves a long list of what not to do. What could go wrong? Made by the Bum Family, a collective of 6 cousins. This is NOT made at a film school or institution. Pure indie.
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