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Preschool Poets : 8 poèmes d’enfants mis en images

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Le projet Preschool Poets est un ensemble de courts-métrages peu ordinaires. Il s’appuie sur le travail de Nancy Kangas : depuis près de 10 ans, elle mène un programme de poésie auprès de jeunes enfants (préscolaires d’environ 4 ans) à Colombus, aux USA.

Nancy Kangas et le réalisateur de documentaires Josh Kun ont fait appel à des artistes internationaux pour animer ces poèmes. Le résultat : des films abordant des thématiques parfois surprenantes pour des enfants aussi jeunes.

Voici donc les courts-métrages issus du projet, suivis des poèmes qu’ils illustrent :

– Bullets, par Brayden :

Bullets from Stas Santimov on Vimeo.

Sit down, world
and relax
so you don’t have tornadoes.

Trees, color your leaves.

Relax, people. Go to sleep.

Relax, wolves. Lay down by the trees.

Relax, bullets from guns.
Stop shooting people.

Fire, eat wood.

Crédits :

Written by
Brayden

Performed by
Miracle

Creative Direction
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animation
Stas Santimov

Music
Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans

– Poem about all different things, par Samuel :

Poem About All Different Things from Oakhouse Films on Vimeo.

The tallest thing in the world
is a elephant’s trunk all the way to the sky.

The strongest thing in the world
is a strong dinosaur that eats tigers and elephants and people.

The bumpiest thing in the world
is a trampoline with ten thousand hundred frogs on it.

The loosest thing in the world
is that you have a loose tooth in your mouth and you can’t find it.

The ugliest thing in the world
is someone’s in your face and it looks ugly.

The easiest thing in the world
is playing a game that is so easy, you can’t do it.

The hardest thing in the world
is someone throws a rock on your forehead.

The loneliest thing in the world
is that you don’t have no friends and you’re crying in your house.

The softest thing in the world
is a cozy bear in the bed with a fake puppet.

Written by
Samuel

Performed by
Kelijah

Directed by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animated by
Marcus Armitage (UK)
marcusanimation.co.uk
Matthew Armitage

Music by
Rob Simonsen

Sound Design by
Butter Music and Sound

– Me, par Ja’Lantea :

Me, by J-Money from Daniel Bruson on Vimeo.

This new year, I will still be five.
A five-year-old knows his letters.
J-A-L-A-N-T-E-A

This new day, I wish I had a new name.
I wish my new name was J-Money.

If my name was J-Money I would play with dollars.
I would play with my brother outside in a field
and tell his friends I got a new name.

This new day, goodbye.
Goodbye, Mommy.
Goodbye, Daddy.
Hello, brother.

Written and Performed by
Ja’Lantea

Animation Direction
Daniel Bruson

Creative Direction
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Production
Nancy Kangas and Daniel Bruson

Music
RJD2

Thanks To
Talita Annunciato

– Supergirl, par Penny :

Supergirl from henrique barone on Vimeo.

Sometimes I wanna be a superhero.
Sometimes I wanna fly up high.
So high!
And through the clouds!

I would like to kick!
‘Cause that’s what a supergirl does.

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m in ice
and my hands and my feet
’cause ice makes you do nothing!

Written and Performed by
Penny

Produced by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Creative Direction & Animation
Henrique Barone

Design & Art Direction
Fe Ribeiro

Music
Ronald Jenkees

Sound Design
Oakhouse Films

– A Poem Play, par Delanie :

A Poem Play from Oakhouse Films on Vimeo.

The moms and dads take a nap
and then they go to work
and then they make dinner
and then they watch Netflix.

The moms and dads have two jobs.
They can’t come home ’cause their kids are teenagers now
and they can’t come home ’cause they work a double.

The moms and dads and their kids go in a big, big hot tub.
They stay there … mmmm …
twenty minutes.

Written and Performed by
Delanie

Directed by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animated by
Carlín Díaz
carlindiaz.com

Music by
E*Rock

Sound Design by
Butter Music and Sound

– Old Snake, par Michaiah :

Old Snake from Oakhouse Films on Vimeo.

The old snake been playing in the backyard.
The old snake been swirling, swirling, swirling.

The old snake is a grandpa.
Has 14 grandsons.
That’s a lot of grandsons.

The old snake been playing in the backyard
swirling, swirling.
They twist and turned
into purple, blue, and brown.

Written by
Michaiah

Performed by
Princeton

Directed by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animated by
Nica Harrison (Russia)
nicaharrison.com

Music by
Jed Kurzel

Sound Design by
Butter Music and Sound

-Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Crumpy, and Mr. Bumpy par Alexa :

Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Crumpy, and Mr. Bumpy from Oakhouse Films on Vimeo.

Sometimes I like to play with bubbles.

When I miss a bubble, it goes by itself
all the way in the sky.

Sometimes me and my mommy throw snowballs at each other.
Sometimes I play with my grandma.
Sometimes I watch a movie with my grandma.

It feels like a big explosion
when I miss my grandma
when she goes to the doctor.

My brain goes like the ocean.
Then I feel like a big mommy-sister.

Written and Performed by
Alexa

Directed by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animated by
Ross Hogg (Scotland)
rosshogg.com

Music by
Disasterpeace

Sound Design by
Butter Music and Sound

– Miracle’s Poem, par Miracle :

Miracle’s Poem from Oakhouse Films on Vimeo.

You play outside in the sun.
You climb on climbing things in the sun.

The sun looks at you outside.
It comes down and play with you.
The sun says, “I want to play with you.”

I want to say to the sun,
“This might shock you.
I love you.”

Written and Performed by
Miracle

Directed by
Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun

Animated by
Nancy Kangas (USA)

Music by
Ratatat

Sound Design by
Butter Music and Sound

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