Animal Stories is a collection of 11 short animated films for small children, between 3 and 5 min long, from Studio Filmbilder, producer of Animanimals, Patchwork Pals and Lena’s Farm. They were made by different young directors for the SWR show “I Know an Animal“, that consists of several parts including a short animation, each time about one particular animal.
The series won awards such as the Prix Jeunesse. The animated shorts have also proved popular on YouTube, with “Lambs” for example having 19 million views. For the creation of these animated shorts, the studio asked several talented young animators, just graduated at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, to choose an animal, write a story, create a design and animate it in their personal style. There were just two demands from the artists: the films should be understandable for small children, and they should be funny and emotional.