Saturday Morning Cartoons
A monthly celebration of animated films for young people (and the young at heart) from across the globe.
Saturday Morning Cartoons is a monthly celebration of animated films for young people (and the young at heart) from across the globe. We aim to showcase animated films that advance the aesthetic possibilities of 2D animation through their specific cultural lens. All ages are welcome!
All films will be introduced by SIFF Graphic Designer and animation aficionado Reese Iliakis.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mary and the Witch's Flower
Japan | 2018 | 102 min. | Hiromasa Yonebayashi
February 18, 2023
From Hiromasa Yonebayashi comes a dazzling adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Recommended for all ages.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: Eleanor's Secret
France | 2009 | 80 min. | Dominique Monfery
March 18, 2023
From Academy Award®-nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. Recommended for all ages.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Rabbi's Cat
France | 2011 | 89 min. | Antoine Deslevaux, Joann Sfar
April 22, 2023
The story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Recommended for ages 12+.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Breadwinner
Canada | 2017 | 94 min. | Nora Twomey
May 27, 2023
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the Academy Award®-nominated feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Recommended for ages 11+.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Girl Without Hands
France | 2016 | 80 min. | Sébastien Laudenbach
June 17, 2023
The legend of a girl who is sold to the Devil, then loses her hands when she attempts to escape. Recommended for ages 12+.