Young animators debut works at MOMI in Astoria

Film still from Chuck Jones' "Duck Amuck." Courtesy of The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and The Museum of the Moving Image

Film still from Chuck Jones’ “Duck Amuck.” Courtesy of The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and The Museum of the Moving Image

As a doodler — you should check us out during editorial meetings — we like to think we can capture the essence of a teddy bear or a bunny on a piece of scrap paper.

But we hold no illusions that those sketches have a life beyond our desk. 

Not so a group of elementary and middle school students from Queens and Brooklyn, who will debut their animated creations Friday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. 

Kids from PS 150Q, PS 191Q, IS 318K, IS 192Q, the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria and IS 145Q took part in a 12-week program at the museum where they made stop-motion animations using clay, paper cut-outs, puppets and other everyday objects. 

On Friday, the young filmmakers will screen their finished works for friends, family and the public. 

The free screening takes place June 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 

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