Hello World is a beautiful little children’s film, mixing paper mache stop-gap animation with a traditional 2D animation, to bring to life the wildlife of a forest pond.
Each animal starts off being born and discovering the world, the beaver, the pike, the dragonfly, the salamander, the owl, the bittern, the tortoise, the kingfisher, the bat. They try to figure out what they are and what the world is, what can be eaten and what might eat them. Each views themselves as the centre of their universe, and delights in finding a world so plentiful and resplendent.
The animation style is just great, with you still able to read the text on the paper under the painting. The moon glows, and has typing across its face. It’s just lovely to see.
A great film to get kids interested in ecology and the natural world.