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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jun 20, 2015
3:00pm

The Golden Age of Cartoons
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Animation Resources.

Today animation is primarily a children’s medium, created with computers and limited by the size of a TV set. But back in the 1920s and ’30s, cartoons were a truly magical experience – hand-drawn doodles dancing and singing in a world of their own, where artists were free to use their pencils and paint to make fun of absolutely anything without rules or censors. Join film preservationist Steve Stanchfield and Animation Resources’ Stephen Worth for a look at animation’s biggest stars as well as its most obscure characters, including silent and sound films, early experimental color cartoons and rarities that even the most diehard ’toon fan has never seen before. Program includes Art Deco-themed cartoons “Opening Night” (1933, 8 min.) and “Merry Mannequins” (1937, 8 min.), newly restored Felix the Cat silents and an uncut color print of Ub Iwerks’ “Hell's Fire” (1934, 7 min.), featuring Willie Whopper. Plus, many other rarities!

90 min. Screening format: Blu-ray & DCP.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jun 20, 2015 • 3:00pm