Saturday Morning Cartoons

A monthly celebration of animated children’s films from across the globe.

Saturday Morning Cartoons


Saturday Morning Cartoons is a monthly celebration of animated children's films from across the globe. We aim to showcase animated films that advance the aesthetic possibilities of 2D animation through their specific cultural lens. Coffee will be provided along with donuts from Mighty O. All ages are welcome.

White Snake

China | 2018 | 99 minutes | Amp Wong, Zhao Ji

January 25, 2020

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Germany | 1926 | 72 minutes | Lotte Reiniger

February 29, 2020

SIFF Film Center

When Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation—beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

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Pom Poko

Japan | 1994 | 119 minutes | Isao Takahata

March 28, 2020

SIFF Cinema Uptown

In Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s 1994 anime classic, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object.

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Tales of the Night

France | 2011 | 84 minutes | Michel Ocelot

April 25, 2020

SIFF Cinema Uptown

From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a dazzling and magical new film that is certain to delight children, families, and animation fans of all ages.

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