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Twenty-one years af­ter it was first shown, Cedie: Ang Munt­ing Prin­sipe, the 1996 fam­ily-ori­ented Filipino film top­billed by Tom Taus, Ja­clyn Jose, and Ron­aldo Valdez, has been dig­i­tally re­stored and re­mas­tered by ABS-CBN. To cel­e­brate such a mile­stone, a spe­cial screen­ing of the movie was held at KidZa­nia Manila in­door play city last Novem­ber.

No less than the lead star of the movie him­self, Tom Taus, now an ac­com­plished 31-yearold disc jockey based in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia, and his screen par­ents, Ja­clyn Jose and Ron­aldo Valdez, were there to par­tic­i­pate in that mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion.

Tom was only 10 years old when he took on the ti­tle role in the Romy Suzara-helmed film, which was loosely based on Lit­tle Lord Fauntleroy, an 1886 chil­dren’s novel that has been adapted sev­eral times in dif­fer­ent lan­guages for film and tele­vi­sion, in­clud­ing a Ja­panese anime ver­sion in 1988. In the Pi­noy film adap­ta­tion, Ja­clyn and Ron­aldo played the par­ents of the munt­ing prin­sipe.

In his me­dia in­ter­views, Tom said that if a pro­ducer de­cides to bankroll a Cedie se­quel—a “con­tin­u­a­tion,” as he put it—he would be will­ing to star in it. But the brother of for­mer ac­tress An­toinette Taus was quick to point out that he’d go back to act­ing only for the Cedie se­quel, not for any­thing else. SPE­CIAL FILM SCREEN­ING ABS-CBN THE­ATER, KIDZA­NIA MANILA BONI­FA­CIO GLOBAL CITY COM­PLEx, TAGUIG NOvEM­BER 5, 2017

Aside from Ja­clyn (left­most) and Ron­aldo (right­most), the young Tom (cen­ter) got strong sup­port in the 1996 film from sea­soned ac­tors Su­san Lozada (sec­ond from left, dressed as Jane), Noel Trinidad (third from left, dressed as Mr. Jef­fer­son), and Anita...

All grown up and dash­ing, Tom Taus led the tak­ing of the req­ui­site groufie dur­ing the event. The groufie in­cluded, be­sides Tom him­self, Ja­clyn, and Ron­aldo, and the sea of young fans smil­ing in the back­ground.

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