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One day, when Mama bird was away, Mel decided it was time to learn to fly.  She had been in the nest long enough. Despite the fears of her cautious siblings, Mel takes to the sky...and plummets. But while a host of tree-dwelling animals tries to intervene, can Mel master the art of flight?


Mel Fell is based on the book written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor. The film was adapted, directed, and animated by Galen Fott. The musical score was composed and performed by Sarah Hart. The film is produced by Lori Benton, Paul R. Gagne, and Melissa R. Ellard at Weston Woods Studios.






Narrator — Noah Wall

Mel — Lucia Krosoczka

Pim — Zoe Krosoczka

Pip — Ollie Bowles

Squirrels, Bees, Fly, Slug — Galen Fott

Squirrels, Bees, Mama — Laura Fott

Fish — Sawyer Quinton Sizelove


WorldFest Houston — Bronze Remi Award

KidFilm Family Festival, Dallas

Belmont World Family Film Festival

BAMkids, Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAMkids "Best of the Fest"

Children's Film Festival Seattle

Children's Film Festival Seattle "Best of the Fest"

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Festival

Internationales Trickfilm Festival — Stuttgart

Cinemagic International Film and Festival for Young People, Belfast

Bellingham Children's Film Festival

Louisville Children's Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival — Orange County Museum of Art

Athens International Children's Film Festival

Mi Primer Festival de Cine — Madrid

Mi Primer Festival de Cine — Barcelona

ANDKIDS World Film Festival — Notre Dame, Indiana

Nevada City Film Festival — California

Poulsbo Film Festival — Washington

The Cary Theater — North Carolina

Vermont International Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival Australia

Reggio Film Festival, Italy

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Images from the film Mel Fell Copyright © 2022 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

Mel Fell text and illustrations Copyright © 2021 by Corey R. Tabor

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