The 5th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival welcomes Eckhart, the animated TV series produced by Prince Edward Island company Cellar Door Productions, to the free family matinee on October 27 at 12 noon at City Cinema in Charlottetown.
Featured on Teletoon more than ten years ago, this show introduced little PEI to the big, wide world through the perspective of a small mouse named Eckhart. Irrepressible curiosity and wonderment about the mysteries of his life on our Island and beyond make Eckhart a winner.
It all started with David Weale’s children’s book The True Meaning of Crumbfest. Cellar Door’s Gretha Rose was impressed and brought it to the small screen as a Christmas special and special it was. Teletoon ordered the spin-off series which launched a world of stories and characters rooted in rural PEI.
The City of Charlottetown agreed and is sponsoring the hour-long screening of three episodes: Hot Air, Winnie Gets Sold, and Happy Juice.
“I am thrilled to be bringing Eckhart again to a whole new generation of Island kids and their families at our ‘little film festival of big dreams.’ It’s been a big dream of mine,” says Festival Director, Cheryl Wagner, who helped in the development of the series.
After the show everyone will be given a City of Charlottetown Art Walk brochure and challenged to find the nine little Eckhart statues scattered around the downtown. A scavenger hunt for fans new and old.