Film Festival of Joy: Animated Joy

Film Festival of Joy: Animated Joy

Six short animations for the whole family — Feed the Kitty, The Animal Movie, Begone Dull Care, Bridgehampton, Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy Headed People, The Wrong Trousers

Jul 17, 2022
1:30pm — 3pm
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Don’t miss this family-friendly afternoon celebration of Animated Joy on the final day of the Film Festival of Joy.



Feed the Kitty

Animator Chuck Jones’s cat-and-dog comedy features a ferocious bulldog bewitched by a tiny fearless kitten.

The Animal Movie

A little boy joyfully explores the world with a series of animal companions.

Begone Dull Care

Animation genius Norman MacLaren painted on the film stock itself to create a gorgeous and dizzying counterpoint to Oscar Peterson’s piano score.


John Canemaker’s hand-painted animation celebrates a year of natural beauty.

Hair Piece

A Film For Nappy Headed People: Ayoka Chenzira’s riotous, insightful satire uses animation and collage to convey the self-image predicaments Black women experience when pressured to conform to Eurocentric beauty standards.

The Wrong Trousers

Everybody’s favorite stop-motion superheroes, Wallace and Gromit (along with a pair of “techno-trousers”) take on villainous penguin, Feathers McGraw.

Tickets and passes

Each screening is $15 per person.

The ideal way to experience the Film Festival of Joy is with a Joy Pass. There are three passes available that provide discounted access to screenings and events:

  • Full Joy provides access to all events and an exclusive opening reception
  • Saturday Joy provides access to both documentary screenings part of Real Joy
  • Sunday Joy provides access to both Animated Joy and the closing Joyous Noise screenings

Where to Purchase

  • ONLINE through our Film Festival of Joy Eventbrite page
  • IN PERSON at ArtYard’s Box Office located inside the lobby at 13 Front Street, Frenchtown. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Sunday.

Health and Safety

Face masks are required to be worn at all times while in the McDonnell Theater.


Please email us at [email protected] or call 908.996.5018 and we’ll respond as quickly as possible

Location —
ArtYard, 13 Front St., Frenchtown
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