Created Worlds: Animation from around the Globe

Animation is a unique form a filmmaking in that it is purely additive: starting from nothing, filmmakers draw, paint, sculpt, and collage complex worlds that are completely new and thrillingly immersive. Join us for an ongoing series of animated classics and deep cuts from around the globe, celebrating masters of the craft and the worlds they create.

Check this page monthly for new additions to the series.

Upcoming Events


October 28, 2023
2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Directed by Satoshi Kon (Japan, 1998, 81 min.). Japanese with English subtitles.

Past Events


September 23, 2023
2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Directed by René Laloux (France, 1973, 72 min.). French with English subtitles.


September 15, 2023
7:00 pm–8:45 pm

Directed by DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman (Poland, UK, USA, Switzerl, and the Netherlands, 2017, 94 min.).


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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston