Flatpack celebrated it's 10th anniversary with an amazing week of films, shorts, events and talks. Unfortunately I only got to attend 3 days of them but I made sure to pack as much as possible into those days as possible. With that in mind I've limited my favourite bits from the 3 days. Boy & the Beast When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice. This was the perfect start to my last day at Flatpack, an animated feature that was brought to The Electric by the festival with subtitles so it was a great animated treat for me. With the premise of a classic mentor story, the film has elements of love, friendship and parenthood with moments ...

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Cartoons are a medium that society incorrectly thinks is an exclusive realm for kids. I'm always amazed by this misconception and infuriated by how most of society is incapable of exploring cartoons as a form of entertainment for adults. Thankfully things like adult swim on cartoon network is starting to break this misconception. Flatpack also never fails to address this issue and I was more than happy to enjoy both cartoons for kids and adults. Boy and the Beast This film is probably not a great film for a super young child and does carry the warning that if under 12 they needed to be accompanied by an adult. However saying that it is a great anime film from Japan that I have been waiting to see for a while and it was thankfully shown with subtitles rather than dubbed ...