For over 30 years the Children's Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British film making talent. Newly transferred from the best available elements held in the BFI National Archive, these much-loved and fondly remembered films finally return to the screen after many years out of distribution in this specially curated release from the BFI. This edition presents three of the CFF's finest science fiction adventures.
Supersonic Saucer (1956) tells the heart-rending story of Meba, an adorable baby flying saucer from Venus with extraordinary extra-terrestrial powers, who arrives on an exploratory mission to Earth. Adopted by a group of children, he helps the youngsters prevent a robbery at their school. In the delightful Kadoyng (1972), it looks as if nothing can stop the village of Byway being demolished to make way for the new motorway. Until, that is, a jovial visitor with an unusual appendage descends from the planet Stoikal and helps a trio of children prevent the construction work. This enjoyable escapade starts stalwart comic actor Bill Owen. The award-winning The Glitterball (1977) sees two young boys come to the aid of a tiny spherical alien who is trying to return to its mothership, while being pursued by both the Air Force and a devious petty crook. A perennial CFF favorite starring veteran British actor Ron Pember.