The Red Balloon


"What does it take to entertain a child? It doesn't take 3D or CGI or talking animals or pop songs or celebrity voiceovers. Children's pleasures are much simpler. The Red Balloon, a 34-minute film by Albert Lamorisse, is a masterpiece of simplicity." —AO Scott., New York Time Critics Picks.

You can find a copy for yourself online SFMoMA or watch it on YouTube.

For more information, see Janus Films (and find out more about the lesser known White Mane, as well).