Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rare Animation Festival on TCM October 21st

A lot of us are big animation fans. On Turner Classic Movies on Sunday October 21st starting at 5 pm. It looks like a stellar lineup!

From the site Cartoon Brew about the festival:

"Classic animated films have no outlet in today’s media. Those of us of a certain age may recall seeing classic cartoons in movie theaters. Many of us grew up watching the entire history of Hollywood cartoons on television. Today, except for a few random showings at a festival, museum or repertory theatre, you’d be lucky to find Tom & Jerry or Looney Tunes buried within a block of kidvid. Look even harder and you might find Mr. Magoo and the Fox & Crow (but you gotta look real hard). 

Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Betty Boop, or the works of Tex Avery are no longer there. Don’t even think of seeking out Flip the Frog, Oswald Rabbit, Felix The Cat or Molly Moo Cow. Disney shorts with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck are rarer than Clara Cluck’s teeth. Let me repeat, there is no outlet for classic animation in the traditional media. Sure, you can find much on You Tube, or buy the DVDs… but you have to know what you’re looking for. As a teacher of animation history (at Woodbury University in Burbank), take it from me – the younger generation does not know who Winsor McCay is. Otto Messmer? Dave Fleischer? John Hubley? These names are lost on most animation students under 20 – and to the public at large under 30. There is just no exposure to this material."

Read the rest about it here: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/classic/why-animation-on-tcm-is-important-71998.html

Line Up:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2012-10-21

3 features and 18 shorts. Set your DVRs!


8:00 PM
adventure

9:30 PM
short

11:00 PM
comedy



11:00 PM
musical




12:00 AM

12:00 AM
silent

12:00 AM
Springtime (1923)


12:00 AM
silent

12:00 AM
musical

12:00 AM
short

12:00 AM
silent

12:00 AM
Haunted Hotel (1907)

12:00 AM
silent

12:00 AM
EXPAND

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/499700|0/Rare-Animation-10-21.html

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for telling me about this! Time to clean out my DVR!

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  2. Sandy MentionshineOctober 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csh454VL550#t=1h10m19s

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