Catch the world premiere of Meet the Small Potatoes, (60 minutes; in English) a USA-made musical mockumentary that follows a group of singing spuds from humble beginnings on an Idaho potato farm on their meteoric rise to international pop stardom. The animated main characters are placed in live-action archival settings, including a 1960s Coney Island. Screenings are March 2 and 23.
Recommended for all ages
Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki teams up with son and film director Goro Miyazaki for From Up on Poppy Hill (92 minutes; in English), the pair’s first feature film collaboration. Set in Yokohama in 1964, the film centers on an innocent romance developing between two high-school kids caught up in the changing times, as the country picks itself up from the devastation of WWII and prepares to host the 1964 Olympics. Screenings are March 16-17.
Recommended for ages 9 and older
From India, Hey Krishna (117 minutes; in English) is a vibrantly colorful cartoon filled with outrageous characters, epic battles, and endearingly loopy Bollywood-style musical interludes. Due to a prophecy that says he will defeat his tyrant uncle, the brutal Kans, little blue Krishna is hidden in a nearby village and must battle demons and monsters before facing Kans himself. Screenings March 3 and 24.
Recommended for ages 8 and older
Where: Screenings take place at the following locations: Asia Society and Museum, DGA Theater, Elinor Bunim Munroe Film Center, French Institute Alliance Française, IFC Center, Scholastic Theater, SVA Theatre
When: March 1-24; see gkids.com for the full schedule
Tickets: 212-349-0330 or gkids.com
Note: All screenings are expected to sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.