Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions; Director William Joyce will join us for a Q&A
Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
*The Numberlys*. 2013. USA. Directed by William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg. Courtesy Moonbot Studios.

Sky Color
2012. USA. Directed by Gary Goldberger, John Lechner, and Peter H. Reynolds. When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to be an artist.

Benny and Jack’s Flying Machine
2012. Great Britain. Directed by Krysten Resnick. Jack is a seven-year-old boy who spends most of his time playing with his best friend Benny, a ragged stuffed teddy bear. On this morning, Jack decides that today will not be like any other day. Today will be the day he will fly.

The Numberlys*
2013. USA. Directed by William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg. In a world where there is no alphabet, only numbers, a group of friends set out to devise a new way to communicate.

*Director William Joyce will join us for a Q&A about his film The Numberlys. Afterward please join us on the second floor of the Education and Research Building for a special book signing of The Numberlys and Joyce’s new book, A Bean, A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack.

William Joyce has written and illustrated children’s picture books for over 25 years, including George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, and Santa Calls. With his team at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, he creates animated shorts, apps, and games, including the Academy Award–winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. His feature films and TV series include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots, Meet the Robinsons, George Shrinks, and Rolie Polie Olie.

Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum’s galleries. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Tickets: Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program at the information desk in the Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street.

Contact: (212) 708-9805 or

Accessibility: Sound amplification devices are available for all programs. All theaters are equipped with loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.

This film is part of Family Films.