This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious way of looking at the world. Here, events force her to question what it means to speak the truth, and comes to understand how our differences make us unique.
Ages 6 to 9
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Before viewing the film, have the class brainstorm or free write about the causes of conflict in their daily lives: arguments, hurt feelings, etc. After the screening, discuss what caused conflict in Big Mouth and some tactics that would help the character of Trudy face fewer such problems. Discuss problem-solving approaches to the issues generated in the pre-viewing activity. Explore the aesthetic techniques used in the film; experiment with various materials and 3D formats such as shadow boxes.