Friday, May 29, 2015

Hollywood Screening of Oldies

From a TAG member:

The first "Felix" in 1919; not part of the program, but a good place holder for this post.

On June 20th, film preservationist Steve Stanchfield and animation historian Stephen Worth will turn back the hands of time and present a program of newly restored vintage cartoons on the big screen at the legendary Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The program will include a little bit of everything, from animation's biggest stars to its most unusual obscure characters. There will be silent films and sound films, early experimental color cartoons, as well as good old black & white.

Highlights of the program include a newly restored copy of Ub Iwerks' "Hells Fire", presented uncut and in color for the first time since it debut in 1934. Felix the Cat, the very first cartoon superstar, will be represented by pristine prints of "Felix the Cat Shatters the Sheik" and "Draggin' the Dragon (1926).

There will be rare stop motion puppet films by Lou Bunin, a wartime training film made by Warner Bros that was not released theatrically, and rare films starring the deliciously obscure Mickey wanna-bes, "Cubby Bear" and "Binko the Cub". ...

Steve Stanchfield will have DVDs and blu-rays of restored cartoons for sale in the lobby after the program, and Animation Resources will be on hand to provide info about their organization.

Saturday June 20th, 2015 3pm
American Cinemateque: Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets for this program are $11, and are available for advance sale at the Fandango link below. They will be on sale at the Egyptian Box Office the day of the event.


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