"Me" is a poem written and recited by Ja'Lantea, a four year old boy who feels a new day should come with his new name: J-Money. It's part of Preschool Poets, a series of eight short animated films based on poems composed by four and five year olds.
Conceived and produced by artist and poetry teacher Nancy Kangas and filmmaker Josh Kun, the project is based on Nancy's work with preschoolers at Columbus Early Learning Center, in Ohio. They selected eight beautiful, startling poems to be recited by the children and adapted by animation artists from around the world.
The Preschool Poets is a series consists of eight short films and feature a poem composed and read by its preschool-aged author. The poems were composed during poetry residencies sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, and selected from hundreds written over the course of seven years.
Each film was made by one of eight animators from all over the world and curated by co-directors Nancy Kangas and Josh Kun.
Conceived and produced by artist and poetry teacher Nancy Kangas and filmmaker Josh Kun, the Preschool Poets is a series of eight poems composed and performed by preschool-aged kids and interpreted into short films by animation artists around the world. To find out more about the poems and the films, please visit preschoolpoets.org
We were very lucky to get Penny’s poem, Supergirl, where she shows the many ways she wants to be super. The contrasty nature of her words was an amazing starting point for the creative process! Check more about it at behance.net/gallery/57597017/SUPERGIRL