TAIS Co-presents ‘A COSMIC CHRISTMAS’ (1977) with Clive Smith in Person!

Kid Power:
A COSMIC CHRISTMAS and other holiday classics – with director Clive Smith in person!

Saturday December 13 – 2:00pm
at The Royal Cinema
www.theroyal.to

The Toronto Animated Image Society is proud to co-present this special matinee program of rare retro Xmas TV specials, movie trailers, commercials and other weird holiday ephemera in this seasonal installment of the Royal Cinema’s new KID POWER! series. Cartoons, Christmas capers, cults, kooks and kids will provide the onscreen entertainment alongside a real-life smorgasbord of gingerbread cookies, candy canes and other Xmas delights!

While the lineup of kid-friendly TV specials both beloved and obscure is totally top-secret, we can give you a bit of a tease: it will include a rare big-screen appearance by Nelvana’s first psychedelic holiday special A COSMIC CHRISTMAS (1977), written by Nelvana’s Patrick Loubert and children’s programming mainstay Ken Sobol (who also wrote Nelvana’s THE DEVIL AND DANIEL MOUSE as well as the influential PBS series INSIDE/OUT) and directed by maverick animator Clive Smith, who will be appearing at The Royal in person for a Q+A after the screening!

This jam-packed program of specials and clips is at turns hilarious and poignant, and – as with all KID POWER programming – at the center of each story is a feisty, determined child who has to figure out how to solve problems independently.

The KID POWER! series is an initiative of the Royal Cinema and Spectacular Optical, the publishers of the cult film book KID POWER! which will be available at all screenings, and online at www.spectacularoptical.ca

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