*MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOL. 1 (Full title) is a trio of short films from Studio Ponoc. In KANINI & KANINO, a pair of crab siblings are separated from their father and find themselves on a grand quest to find him. LIFE AIN’T GONNA LOSE focuses on a boy whose severe allergy to eggs means everyday life is incredibly difficult for him. Lastly, INVISIBLE closes the trilogy with a story of an invisible man exploring exactly how an average day in his life might feel.
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver* Jim Button arrives on the island of Morrowland in a mysterious package as a baby. When he grows up the King of the island is concerned that with the addition of Jim, there won't be enough space for all the inhabitants so he insists that someone has to be removed. This prompts Jim to leave the island with his friends and go in search of his origins. Based on the novel by Michael Ende.
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4-year old Kun struggles to cope with the arrival of his little sister, Mirai (meaning "future") until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of his home becomes a gateway allowing the boy to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl, his great-grandfather as a young man and Mirai as a teenager. These fantasy-filled adventures allow Kun to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.