Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party!, 2023
In this all-new program, you’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the '30s through the '90s, all punctuated with vintage commercials, PSAs and station IDs! Jammies Encouraged! ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CEREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s the return of the SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! It’s that special time when kids and kids-at-heart get to relive the exciting Saturday Morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons, and binge on the multi-coloured sugary cereals that used to be a part of every “balanced” breakfast! As always, this 3-hour trip into the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear’s animated antics will be accompanied by an all-you-can eat buffet of cereal that is open throughout the show (and yes, there will be non-dairy options too!). The cartoon lineup is always a mystery, but in this all-new program you’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the '30s through the '90s, all punctuated with vintage commercials, PSAs and station IDs! So get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.
David Bertrand is a film programmer, writer, musician, and Film/TV production multitasker who was bestowed curating duties of The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party from Kier-La Janisse in 2020. His Stompbox Music-On-Film Series has presented nearly 100 film & live music events since 2016, currently at Toronto’s Revue Cinema, formerly at the Royal Cinema (where David was also a programming director). With Markham Street Films (2016-2023), David helped produce a dozen films including Danishka Esterhazy’s dystopian thriller Level 16 and Netflix/CBC hit Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit and its sequel. He is currently Business Affairs Manager, Production Funding at Blue Ant Media. David has worked for numerous Canadian film festivals (Fantasia, TIFF, VIFF, Just For Laughs, Toronto After Dark), written about film & music for books and magazines, co-founded (with Kier-La Janisse) Montreal’s legendary micro-cinema Blue Sunshine, co-wrote a heavy metal comedy-drama TV series in development, and makes synth music as The Great Octopus.