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WHEN BUGS FLY; TALE OF THE NITE-KITE

What to know: Love all the friends in this wild adventure.
WHEN BUGS FLY; TALE OF THE NITE-KITE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
14 minutes
VIDEO
JONI NOWAK
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Love all the friends to the end and the wild adventure in When Bugs Fly; Tale of the Nite-Kite. I especially enjoyed seeing how all the woodland friends support Sebastian with his dream. This is one of the cutest animated shorts I have seen recently. It definitely suits the KIDS FIRST! Model.

The storyline of this short film is about a little slug, named Sebastian, who desperately wants to fly with his firefly buddies but has no wings. With the help of his woodland friends he makes a pair of wings out of discarded materials found in the nearby yard until he is launched into the sky by his supportive friends. The friendship and support within this group of woodland friends is wonderful. Everyone imagines being able to fly and that makes the story very appealing. The animation is really beautiful and the characters are super cute. Each character has great facial features and various body parts. I love the diverse group of insects and woodland friends. The animation is lovely. Watching the making of the wings is an interesting part. The pond background is quite beautiful. I love all the rich details of the various plants around the pond and in the neighboring yard. The theme and background music are great, especially the opening song which sets the storyline. Kudos to composers Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz. There is a large voiceover cast for this short film and they are all exceptionally great, especially the narrator, Marty Allen. The voice talent definitely adds to the story. Written and directed by Joni Nowak with Animation Director Moses Meringa's excellent work really bring this story to life. All of the production details are really top-notch. My favorite scenes are when the dog discovers them in the yard and when they are making Sebastian's wings.

The message of this film is that friends support each other and their dreams. Teamwork is also an important element in this short film.

I give When Bugs Fly; Tale of the Nite-Kite 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. It's a great short film to be enjoyed by your entire family. Reviewed by Selene W, KIDS FIRST!

Love all the friends to the end and the wild adventure in When Bugs Fly; Tale of the Nite-Kite. I especially enjoyed seeing how all the woodland friends support Sebastian with his dream. This is one of the cutest animated shorts I have seen recently. It definitely suits the KIDS FIRST! Model.

The storyline of this short film is about a little slug, named Sebastian, who desperately wants to fly with his firefly buddies but has no wings. With the help of his woodland friends he makes a pair of wings out of discarded materials found in the nearby yard until he is launched into the sky by his supportive friends. The friendship and support within this group of woodland friends is wonderful. Everyone imagines being able to fly and that makes the story very appealing. The animation is really beautiful and the characters are super cute. Each character has great facial features and various body parts. I love the diverse group of insects and woodland friends. The animation is lovely. Watching the making of the wings is an interesting part. The pond background is quite beautiful. I love all the rich details of the various plants around the pond and in the neighboring yard. The theme and background music are great, especially the opening song which sets the storyline. Kudos to composers Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz. There is a large voiceover cast for this short film and they are all exceptionally great, especially the narrator, Marty Allen. The voice talent definitely adds to the story. Written and directed by Joni Nowak with Animation Director Moses Meringa's excellent work really bring this story to life. All of the production details are really top-notch. My favorite scenes are when the dog discovers them in the yard and when they are making Sebastian's wings.

The message of this film is that friends support each other and their dreams. Teamwork is also an important element in this short film.

I give When Bugs Fly; Tale of the Nite-Kite 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. It's a great short film to be enjoyed by your entire family. Reviewed by Selene W, KIDS FIRST!

Tale of a little slug, named Sebastian who desperately wants to fly with his firefly buddies but has no wings. With the help of his woodland friends he fashions a pair of wings out of discarded materials found lying around the pond where a magical nite-flight ensues.
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