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 or call 908.996.5018 and we’ll respond as quickly as possible

Location —
ArtYard, 13 Front St., Frenchtown
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