EN - Sometime in the late Cretaceous age, a fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex dreams about a cute little kitten. It is a dream that ushers in a new phase of his life. Determined to recover the kitten, he abandons his daily routine of hunting, eating and sleeping and sets out to explore the world around him.

The story is visualised as a documentary-style re-enactment of dinosaur behaviour. With a dreamy montage and cutting across animation styles (combining stop-motion and drawn animation, with bits of 3D and live-action), this speculative behavioural study of dinosaurs evolves towards an actual study of the contemporary domestic cat, enacted by dinosaurs.


Title Kitten Instinct
Original title Kitten Instinct
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre dinosaur
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-09-26


Photography Yves Sondermeier
Editing Liesbeth Eeckman, Joel Rabijns
Sound Liesbeth Eeckman, Joel Rabijns
Art director Liesbeth Eeckman
Music Simon Halsberghe

Technical specs

Running time film 16'43"
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



Leuven Kort: Wildcardcompetitie

Animateka Ljubljana

Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers

Stuttgart International Festival of the Animated Film

gescreend op: Cinema Bioscoop London & Brussel


prix de la création musicale - courts métrage: Simon Halsberghe

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Last edited on 1 March 2017

Short info

Director Liesbeth Eeckman
Producers Liesbeth Eeckman
Writers Joel Rabijns, Liesbeth Eeckman

KASK School of Arts
Liesbeth Eeckman
Prinses Clementinalaan 109
9000 Ghent


Website www.liesbetheeckman.be/
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