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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Golden Age Cartoons Screening June 20th

Golden Age Cartoons Screening

PRESS RELEASE
ANIMATION RESOURCES
STEPHEN WORTH
sworth@animationresources.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOLDEN AGE CARTOONS SCREENING
Egyptian Theatre – Sat, June 20, 2015 – 3:00pm
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Animation Resources

Hollywood, CA May 22, 2015

A Time Machine Trip Back To The Golden Age Of Cartoons!

Back in the 1920s and 30s, cartoons were a truly magical experience. Hand drawn doodles danced and sang projected as big as a house on the silver screens of lavish movie palaces. Every short cartoon was a window into a world of its own, and artists were free to use their pencils and paint to make fun of absolutely anything- no rules, no censors.

Today, times have changed. Animation is primarily a children’s medium. It’s made with computers, and the scope of the cartoon world is limited by the size of the TV set in our living room. Classic animated films of the past have suffered the ravages of time, gradually deteriorating, being bumped out of broadcast TV schedules, fading away until they’re little more than just a pleasant memory.

But on June 20th, film preservationist Steve Stanchfield 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. Stanchfield is a champion of rare and forgotten animation, and his company, Thunderbean Animation is helping preserve our cartoon heritage, utilizing modern digital technology to return these precious films to their former glory. Also on board for this exciting program is Stephen Worth, the president of Animation Resources, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to serving animation artists and researchers. Worth will be sharing the stories of the artists who made the films and providing historical background.

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 in color for the first time since it debuted 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 never released, and rare films starring the deliciously obscure Mickey wanna-bes, “Cubby Bear” and “Binko the Cub”. The rarest of the rare will be back up on the big screen where it belongs!

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.

WEB LINKS:

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT FANDANGO
http://www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatrehollywood_aaofx/theaterpage?date=6/20/2015

EGYPTIAN CALENDAR LISTING
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-golden-age-of-cartoons

FACEBOOK GOLDEN AGE CARTOONS EVENT PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/804998502903937/

Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization serving professional animators, students, cartoonists and illustrators. Currently, Animation Resources has two major projects… The Animation Archive is a searchable database of biographical information, high resolution scans of artwork and digitized animated films. The Animation Creative League is a community that brings together artists in the Los Angeles community for screenings and seminars. To find out more about Animation Resources, see…

ABOUT ANIMATION RESOURCES
http://animationresources.org/about/

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Stephen Worth
President, Animation Resources
sworth@animationresources.org

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

JUNE 20th: Golden Age Cartoons On The Big Screen At The Egyptian!

Golden Age Cartoon Screening

RARE AND RESTORED!
A Time Machine Trip Back To The Golden Age Of Cartoons

Egyptian Theatre- Sat June 20th 2015, 3pm
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Animation Resources

ORDER TICKETS NOW! / EGYPTIAN INFO PAGE / FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Back in the 1920s and 30s, cartoons were a truly magical experience. Hand drawn doodles danced and sang projected as big as a house on the silver screens of lavish movie palaces. Every short cartoon was a window into a world of its own, and artists were free to use their pencils and paint to make fun of absolutely anything- no rules, no censors.

Today, times have changed. Animation is primarily a children’s medium. It’s made with computers, and the scope of the cartoon world is limited by the size of the TV set in our living room. Classic animated films of the past have suffered the ravages of time, gradually deteriorating, being bumped out of broadcast TV schedules, fading away until they’re little more than just a pleasant memory.

But on June 20th, film preservationist Steve Stanchfield 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. Stanchfield is a champion of rare and forgotten animation, and his company, Thunderbean Animation is helping preserve our cartoon heritage, utilizing modern digital technology to return these precious films to their former glory.

Also on board for this exciting program is Stephen Worth, the president of Animation Resources, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to serving animation artists and researchers. Worth will be sharing the stories of the artists who made the films and providing historical background. 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. The rarest of the rare will be back on the big screen where it belongs, and even the most die hard cartoon fans will see plenty of things in the program they’ve never seen before- perhaps things they didn’t even know existed!

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.

Screening format 35mm, 2K Digital

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

EGYPTIAN INFO PAGE

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Monday, March 9th, 2015

EVENT: JAZZ screening March 21st 7pm

Jazz Screening

The animated cartoon is the SECOND greatest American artistic innovation of the 20th century… the greatest was JAZZ.

JAZZ
A Screening Hosted By The Animation Creative League
All welcome. Members: Free / Mon-Members $5 Donation
Saturday March 21st, 2015 7:00 pm
Animation Resources Screening Room, Pacoima CA

JAZZ Screening Facebook Info Page

Adventures in Music
Cab Calloway

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The histories of Animation and Jazz have been intertwined since the early days. Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong made appearances in Betty Boop cartoons, Benny Goodman provided the soundtrack for Disney’s “Make Mine Music”, and Jack Teagarden was the “Slip Horn King of Polaroo” at Lantz. Many animators were Jazz fans too. Ward Kimball organized a Dixieland Jazz band named “The Firehouse Five”, Clampett was a regular customer at the Central Avenue Jazz clubs in Los Angeles, and Grim Natwick was friends with W.C. Handy and provided the cover illustration for the sheet music for the immortal Jazz standard “St. Louis Blues”. The rhythm and syncopation of Jazz flowed like life’s blood through the cartoons of the golden age of animation.

On Saturday March 21st, Animation Resources’ Creative League will host a very important screening of Jazz films, all in brand new high definition restorations off the original film elements. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Fats Waller… the program will be a “Who’s Who” of the giants of Jazz. In addition to screening a pristine print of the landmark musical “Stormy Weather” starring Lena Horne, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers, we will be treated to several rare musical short subjects from the 1930s, newly restored by The Library of Congress.

Seating is limited, so reserve your seats early because this screening is sure to sell out.

Adventures in Music
Louis Armstrong

RSVP INFORMATION

This very special event will be held at 7:00pm on March 21st. Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League events are by invitation only. There is no charge for members (and a guest), but a $5 donation is requested from non-members. You are encouraged to contribute snacks and drinks.

To request an invite, please email YOUR NAME, YOUR PHONE NUMBER and THE NUMBER OF GUESTS to Taber Dunnipace at…

tdunipace@animationresources.org

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP BY EMAIL. FACEBOOK RSVPs ARE NOT VALID.

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend, and make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Adventures in Music
Duke Ellington

About Animation Creative League

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