The wonderful world of cartoon animation once again fills the movie screen at the Redford Theatre at the Annual Classic Cartoon Celebration on Saturday, November 19, at 2 PM.
And once again, the show will be hosted by Steve Stanchfield, Animation Director at Thunderbean Studios, who teaches at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His introductions to each cartoon are filled with insights that help you appreciate each comic’s artistry and entertainment value. Redford Theatre volunteer John Monaghan will ably assist Steve.
This year’s cartoons include various characters from different studios, including Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and Felix the Cat. Two silent cartoons will be screened, with live organ accompaniment by John Lauter. The cartoons will be screened on digital, 16mm, and 35mm prints to ensure the best viewing experience for everyone.
* Modeling (Paramount, Out of the Inkwell cartoon with Koko, directed by Dave Fleischer) 1921 silent cartoon with live organ accompaniment by John Lauter
* Eye Jinks (Pat Sullivan Cartoons, with Felix the cat) 1927 silent cartoon with live organ accompaniment by John Lauter
* Can You Take It (Paramount, with Popeye, directed by Dave Fleischer) 1934
* Puss in Boots (Ub Iwerks Studio) 1934
* Christmas Comes But Once a Year (Paramount, directed by Dave Fleischer) 1936
* The Way of All Pests (Columbia, directed by Art Davis) 1941
* The Sky Princess (Paramount, stop motion animation with the Madcap Models, directed by George Pal) 1942
* Wild and Woolfy (MGM, with Droopy, directed by Tex Avery) 1945
* Kitty Foiled (MGM, with Tom and Jerry, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera) 1948
* Often an Orphan (Warner Bros., with Porky Pig and Charlie Dog, directed by Chuck Jones) 1949
* Rabbit Hood (Warner Bros., with Bugs Bunny, directed by Chuck Jones) 1949
* The Figurehead (British Lion, stop motion animation produced by John Halas and Joy Batchelor) 1953
* High Note (Warner Bros., directed by Chuck Jones) 1960
So come spend a fun and relaxing afternoon at the Redford Theatre with many of your favorite cartoon characters.
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