Small World Cinema


Welcome to Small World Cinema! Sit back and enjoy a specially curated selection of children and family-friendly films – for free!

Click on the images below to take you to specially curated film programmes, ranging from Small World Animations own productions to Contemporary Animated Short Films and Silent Movie Specials

Small World Productions

including some of my favourite films made with kids and learning disabled children and adults.

Silent Movie Greats

ranging from the crazy, inspired comedies of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin to classic features from the 1920s.

Contemporary Animated Short Films

including some of the best independent animations from the past twenty years.

I’ve also given given each title a general guide to age group suitability.

So flick through the titles below, grab your popcorn and a glass of something nice, take your seat on the sofa and get ready to be entertained!! For FREE! (Did I already mention that? 😉 )

Small World “Drive-In” Movie! I have a mobile cinema setup so I can stage film shows for children in community venues. Which are even more fun if they are “drive-in”! Click on the image to get instructions for making your own drive-in movie-mobile for at home. Get in touch if you would like me to run a kids cinema event for you.


Suitable for 3-8 year olds

In this Japanese stop motion animation clever little Komaneko makes her own stop motion animation . Super cute.

Steamboat Willy – Walt Disney 1928

Suitable for all ages

This is the first ever Mickey Mouse animation, made almost 100 years ago! See what you think! A class of 6-7 year olds I showed it to thought it was very funny!

Sherlock Jr – Buster Keaton

Suitable for all ages

Sherlock Jr is a hilarious silent Buster Keaton movie from 1924, featuring incredible stunts, and clever special effects.
Buster wants to be a detective, but finds instead he is wanted for a crime he didn’t commit. How will he clear his name?

Bat Time by Elena Walf

Suitable for all ages, but especially 5-11 year olds

A very charming and beautiful little animation by German animator Elena Walf. A little bat is lonely and looking for new friends…

Pes – Western Spaghetti

Suitable for all ages

A very clever, creative groundbreaking animation by Pes, making a spaghetti dinner like you’ve never seen before. Can you work out all the different “ingredients” he’s used?

The Thief of Bagdad

Suitable for all ages

This full-length fantasy feature is from 1940, and the special effects for the time are spectacular. Inspired by the Arabian Nights stories it rates a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. See what you think. My favourite scene is the genie coming out of the bottle, awesome! 🙂