JACOB, MIMMI AND THE TALKING DOGS
Seven-year-old Jacob lives in town, loves drawing skyscrapers, and dreams of being an architect - just like his dad, who is away on a long business trip. Spending the summer in a historic suburb of Riga, Jacob not only discovers completly new surroundings; he also meets his know-it-all cousin Mimmi and his uncle Eagle, a former mariner, for the first time. It soon becomes apparent that the local park, including his adventure playground, are to give way to an impersonal district of steel-and-glass-skyscrapers. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop this unpleasant turn of events, but they can do this only with a pack of talking dogs. A fun, exciting summer adventure story about an unusual friendship, in hand-drawn animation.
Recommended for ages 6 and up
School: 1st-4th grade
Meet the director
Edmunds Janson was born in Saldus, Latvia, in 1972. He directs animated films and does graphic design at his Atom Art studio. His animated films have been shown around the world. In 2012, he received a Master of Animation degree. Jansons is also a well-known illustrator of children’s books.