It looks like director Claude Barras was able to borrow a good story for his stop-motion animated film, My Life as a Zucchini (2017), based on a novel called Autobiography of a Zucchini.

Engaging and sad, it has to do with children in an orphanage, and their big-eyed, almost blasted faces bespeak uncommon hardship.  There is no despair here, though, and nothing cheap or uninspired about the exquisite visuals.  The movie is not really for kids, but they should probably see it anyway.  A dubbed version of this French-Swiss production offers the voices of Nick Offerman and Will Forte.