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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on March 11 2021

Happy Popcorn Lover's Day!

Looking for something fun to watch while you munch on your favourite snack today? We've got you covered with a specially curated playlist of Brown Bag shorts AND specials for you to sit back and enjoy.

So grab your popcorn and hit PLAY on our Brown Bag Shorts playlist!

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie - I Am Madam President

In this special movie from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, 'I Am Madam President!', shocked to discover that no girl has ever been President of the United States, Yadina goes on a journey to meet some of history’s boldest women and finds out exactly how she can do something that’s never been done before.

You can watch the full special on PBS KIDS.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection

In this Magic School Bus Rides Again special, lightning splits the Magic School Bus into three pieces, scattering the class across the globe with different versions of Ms. Frizzle aboard each bus!

You can watch the full special on Netflix: The Frizz Connection

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space

In this special of The Magic School Bus Rides Again, The Magic School Bus kids are at the International Space Station. Things might have gotten a bit out of hand, but their sole mission is to SAVE Wanda from floating away into outer space.

You can watch the full special on Netflix: Kids in Space

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In the Zone

In this Magic School Bus Rides Again special, Ms. Frizzle's class sees every show on a pop star's New Year's Eve tour, learning about time zones as they attend all her concerts on the same night.

You can watch the full special on Netflix: In the Zone

Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday

In this special from Chico Bon Bon: Monkey With a Tool Belt, the Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.

You can also watch this special on Netflix: Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday

Pins and Needles

Written and directed by Kerrie Costello and Julien Celin, with music by Darren Hendley, 'Pins and Needles' tells the story of the new kid on the plot trying to fit in.

This is the story of an outcast—a spiky cactus—trying to make a friend it wonʼt hurt in a world full of 'normal' flowers. The cactus is the new plant in the garden, instantly shunned by the flowers because it is different. After enduring shame and ridicule at the hands of the sunflower and dandelion, the cactus longs for a friend. Enter the hedgehog!


Directed by Damien O'Connor, produced by Edel Byrne with original music composed by Darren Hendley, ANYA is a heart-warming tale charting twenty years in the life of a Russian orphan. The short film also features Lisa Hannigan on vocals and is narrated by Chulpan Khamatova.

An Ode To Love

Written and directed by Matthew Darragh and produced by Suzie Belton & Danielle Considine with music by Stefan French, 'An Ode To Love' tells the story of a man on a desert island who falls in love with a stick….

Bird Food

Written and directed by Richard Keane, Bird Food is a feast for the eyes that chews at the funny bone. On a lovely sunny day, a business man tries to eat his lunch in the park but the local pigeons have other ideas.

23 Degrees 5 Minutes

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. Convinced that the answer somehow lay in the relationship between the numbers two, three and five, Professor Orit's obsession started the journey which has led his former student to the top of the world. Featuring the voice talents of John Hurt and Stuart Townsend, and produced by Colm Tyrrell, the film was scripted by Darragh O'Connell based on a short story by Austin Kenny.

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

Directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O'Rourke. Granny O'Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady loses the plot as she tells her version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified grandchild.

Give Up Yer Aul Sins

Directed by Cathal Gaffney and produced by Darragh O'Connell, Give Up Yer Aul Sins humorously reenacts original recordings of Dublin schoolrooms in the 1960s made by Peig Cunningham and subsequently rediscovered and released by EMI. In the film, a documentary crew arrives to film the activities of the classroom. The teacher chooses Mary to retell, in her own imaginative way, the bible story of John the Baptist.

The Last Elk

Written, animated and directed by Alan Shannon, produced by Darragh O'Connell and Cathal Gaffney with music and sound design by Darren Hendley, The Last Elk re-imagines the story of the last of the wild Irish elk. Each animal is represented by a different musical sound; the elk experience peace, alongside harshness and strife, but always remain harmonious. When the last elk is killed at the hand of man, the music ceases, and the elk becomes a relic of Ireland's natural history.

There you have it, we hope you've enjoyed a fun screening!

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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