Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

$0 - $3

Drexel Theatre

2254 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209


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The Columbus International Film & Animation Festival isnt just for adults.


Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World ' a long-running festival tradition ' features family-friendly cartoons.


This year, children of all ages can hunt UFOs, sell stars, explore a Singaporean bazaar, and more in this selection of colorful animation.


Access to Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World is included in the festival pass. Tickets for adults cost $3 each. Admission for children under 12 is free.


Cant make it to this screening? Theres another showing of Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World at CCAD on Saturday, March 24, at 12:30 p.m.





Director: Ty Primosch

Runtime: 5 minutes, 45 seconds


A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside. This award-winning short is our debut independent animation. It was animated from home, over a six-year period. Uncork the magic!




The Encounter

Director: Thomas DeCarlo

Runtime: 13 minutes, 18 seconds


A rookie government agent goes off on his own to hunt down his first UFO and earn the respect of his peers.




Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter

Director: Jo Boag

Runtime: 30 minutes


When Little Nutbrown Hare sees a pure-white fawn in the moonlight, his friends think hes making it up. They venture into the next valley to find her, but, as their doubt grows, she is right there hiding on the patches of white snow, thinking its a big game of hide and seek.




Director: Han Zhang

Runtime: 5 minutes


Grandpa and grandson are street sellers; they sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars




The Wishing Cranes

Directors: Ellen Arnold, Kaiya Telle, Thomas Anderholm

Runtime: 3 minutes, 26 seconds


When an orphaned paperboy fails to spend time with his light-hearted younger sister, she makes a wish by folding his papers into a thousand cranes that magically come to life and fly away. The siblings get whisked away with the cranes throughout their village and along their journey get to spend the time together they didnt have before.




Two Balloons

Director: Mark C. Smith

Runtime: 9 minutes, 8 seconds


Two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.




After Meteors Trail

Director: Delphino S. Huang

Runtime: 1 minute, 40 seconds


An animation tribute to the advancement of technology and the spirit of exploration.



When Comes the Rain

Director: Brian Giovanni

Runtime: 1 minute, 44 seconds


The local birdbath is empty and the hot sun wont let up. An ambitious bird gathers his flock to bring the rain down upon them. But how far will he go to get what he wants?



The Puppy Trials

Director: Thomas and Becky Nicol

Runtime: 4 minutes


Written by third-grader Claire Hartman, "The Puppy Trials" tells the story of Big Jim, an aging German shepherd who takes it upon himself to teach shelter puppies how to behave well so they can get adopted.




New Toy

Director: Rogerio Boechat

Runtime: 6 minutes, 25 seconds


On a boring day, a baby gets a teddy bear from his mom. The new toy becomes his best friend. Over time, it turns into a tedious object until destiny surprises him