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Saturday Morning Cartoons

Each year, RiverRun presents our own version of Saturday Morning Cartoons to our young audiences. We search high and low for the best new animated shorts that we think will appeal to both children and adults alike. Titles in this program include: Bonders, Buon Ferragosto, Distance, Feeling Special, Kaghati, ”Meet Cute,” The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World, Processing Magic, Town Hall Square, and Witchfairy.

 

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Tickets are free!

 

 

Bonders

Bonders is a glimpse into a sci-fi epic from the creators of The Dragon Prince and head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Set in the near future, Bonders is a story of twin brothers, Tyler and Edison, who are both gifted pilots. The short follows Edison, born with cerebral palsy, as he adapts and improvises in unconventional ways on his journey to become a cadet at the elite Global Guardians Academy. Directed by: Aaron Ehasz & Justin Richmond

 

 

 

 

Buon Ferragosto

When his father has to work on Ferragosto (Italy’s national holiday) instead of going to the sea, a boy has the adventure of his lifetime in the city of Florence with an unexpected friend. Directed by: Claudia Miatello

 

 

 

 

Distance

Distance portrays our shared memories—social distancing. It reveals what medical staff undertook during the early COVID-19 time, and how they sacrificed their family time for a better world. Directed by: Jung-Hsin Hu

 

 

 

 

Feeling Special

Animated film adaptation of the children’s book, Feeling Special, about a turtle who believes that all his friends are special, and that he is just ordinary, but finally realizes that he is special too. Directed by: Carlos Hoffman

 

 

 

 

Kaghati

A young girl visits her grandfather’s home in rural Indonesia for the first time, and through exploring the kitemaker’s craft, she dives into her cultural roots and discovers a new, exciting way to connect. Directed by: Amanda Jayapurna & Stanley Soendoro

 

 

 

 

“Meet Cute”

Inspired by the silent films of the 1920s, “Meet Cute” tells the story of a fateful day between two people waiting for the bus. Directed by: Shawn Patrick Tilling

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World

Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. When she falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea, to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some questions they didn’t ask themselves before. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind? Directed by: Damaris Zielke

 

 

 

 

Processing Magic

When a dragon takes his first foray into wizard school, he, and those around him, soon discover that not everyone learns magic the same way. Directed by: Jo Knorpp & Vale Stanley

 

 

 

 

 

Town Hall Square

Bernard works behind the windows of a ticket booth at the Town Hall Square subway station and is waiting for something he seems to have forgotten. One day, however, a little tiger shows up and turns Bernard’s orderly life upside down. A short film about an unexpected visitor, annoying radio songs, and the lust for life! Directed by: Christian Kaufmann

 

 

 

 

Witchfairy

What a boring life in the fairytale castle! All the fairies have to be smiling, graceful, and silent. It would be nice to be a witch and fly on brooms, scream, laugh, and get dirty! With this wish, little young fairy Rosemary decides to venture into the woods. What will happen? Directed by: Cedric Igodt & David Van de Weyer

 

 

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RUN TIME: 75 Minutes

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