Take Your Kids For PJs, Donuts, And Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World

Pack up the kids and head to Bexley this weekend for Sunday Morning Cartoons From Around the World!

Kids are encouraged to wear PJs to the event, which will have Tupelo Doughnuts food truck outside for a delicious breakfast. At this year’s event, children of all ages can hunt UFOs, sell stars, explore a Singaporean bazaar, and more in this selection of colorful animation.

Tickets are $3 for adults and children 12 & under free. The films will begin at 10 a.m. but the food truck will be outside of Drexel by 8:30 a.m. The films will conclude by 11 a.m.

Here’s the full line-up.


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

Preview of scene from The Encounter from Thomas DeCarlo on Vimeo.

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 he’s 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 it’s a big game of hide and seek.


Director: Han Zhang
Runtime: 5 minutes

Stars Trailer from Han Zhang on Vimeo.

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

The Wishing Cranes, By Ellen Arnold, Kaiya Telle, & Thomas Anderholm, Ringling College of Art + Design from Ellen Arnold on Vimeo.

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 didn’t have before.

Two Balloons

Director: Mark C. Smith
Runtime: 9 minutes, 8 seconds

Two Balloons (2017) Trailer from Mark Smith on Vimeo.

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

After Meteor’s 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 won’t 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…

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