TV special


1 x 25′


Noah’s Tree

Noé fája

10-year-old Noah realizes that the only way to get rid of the tree growing from his chest is if he learns to express emotions about his parents' divorce before Christmas.

The ten-year-old Noah’s family is about to fall apart. His parents’ arguments put him under a lot of pressure. At school Noah lies to his friends (Grace and Toby) that everything is perfect at home. Noah only finds comfort talking to his imaginary friend: a male voice (∼20) in his head. When Noah’s Dad packs his things into boxes to move out the boy panics and tries to escape. Two elves who have been watching Noah open a portal for him that leads into a magical fantasy world where he meets his imaginary friend; the talking and walking Tree. The elves wanting to help the boy tell him that he has to stop lying and start expressing his fears to his real friends. But the boy prefers spending fun and carefree time with Tree and don’t want to deal with reality anymore. Grace realizes that Noah needs help but the boy constantly rejects her attempts. Noah slowly starts to transform into a tree himself. The elves warn him that he’ll get stuck in the fantasy world forever becoming a tree unless he tells his problems honestly to a person who he can really trust. Grace.


Gábor Osváth

Péter Vácz

Country of production


Target audience

family, youth

Animation technique

stop motion

Production company


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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