Saturday Morning Cartoons: My Neighbors the Yamadas

Japan | 1999 | 104 minutes | Isao Takahata

April 28, 2018

This multi-generational masterpiece is a light-hearted take on the joys (and hardships) of familial life. The Yamadas are a colorful ensemble of familiar faces that recount various exploits from their journey down the road called life in this quaint yet highly relatable flight-of-fancy. Screened in Japanese with English subtitles.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 and donuts will be provided as well as a post-film discussion. All ages are welcome.

  • Director: Isao Takahata
  • Principal Cast: Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Toru Masuoka, Yukiji Asaoka
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1999
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Language: Japanese
  • Rating: PG