A father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. When he tries to toughen up his daughter by giving her toys intended for boys, his efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
Directed & Animated by Amanda Quaid
Based on a poem by Peggy Pope
Made using hand-crafted stop-motion collage animation, Toys tells the autobiographical father-daughter story of actress Peggy Pope. 2 minutes.
Official Selection: BAMkids, Hamptons International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, LA Shorts, San Jose International Short Film Festival, Children's Film Festival Seattle, Boston International Kids Film Festival (Best of Fest), Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, KidsFilmFest, Gesticulation, Animation Chico, Cinekid Screening Club, Open World Animation Festival
"Cute, poignant stop-motion animation...a memorable coming of age film." - The Desert Sun