20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party

Canada/USA, 1965-1985
Archives 2012
Saturday Morning Cartoon Party
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sat, Apr 21 10:00 AM


Back by popular demand! Remember Saturday mornings? Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it, we tended to binge. In that gleefully gluttonous spirit, CUFF presents another 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of delicious sugary cereals (and yes, we have soy too!)! You’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 60s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! The lineup is always a secret, but there will be sci-fi, monsters, crime-solving, junkyard bands and more, so get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.


About the Guest Curator
Kier-La Janisse is a writer and film programmer who co-founded of Montreal’s Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre, and heads up non-profi t organizations the Big Smash! Film Collective (www.big-smash.com) and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies (www.miskatonicinstitute.com). She has been head programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas (2003-2007), founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival and the Big Smash! Music-on-Film Festival (both in Vancouver) and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She has written for Filmmaker, Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines, has contributed to The Scarecrow Movie Guide (Sasquatch Books, 2004) and Destroy All Movies!! The History of Punk on Film (available now from Fantagraphics), and is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi, published by FAB Press in 2007. Currently, Ms. Janisse is working on a new book about female neurosis in horror and exploitation films entitled House of Psychotic Women. Also, Willis from Diff’rent Strokes told her she had a “righteous booty”.

$12 Adults
$5 Kids 6 & Under

+ $1 service fee for online ticket purchases.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CEREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

180 Minutes


Guest Curator:
Kier-La Janisse