I will be presenting a fantastic set of surreal cartoons at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art next Friday night. My show, Animating the Subconscious, is part of a series of film programs at the museum, under the umbrella title of The Surreal Screen, all of which prelude an upcoming exhibition there, Drawing Surrealism. My cartoon show will present 35mm vault prints of ten classic cartoons that explore “imagination’s more outlandish perimeters”. The full list is below, but highlights include Disney/Dali’s Destino, Fleischer Studios’ Betty Boop Snow White and Screen Gems cult favorite Willoughby’s Magic Hat (I can’t wait to see that in 35mm on the big screen). Join me on Friday October 19th at 7:30pm, at LACMA on Wilshire for a bunch of great cartoons that will blow your mind. For more information and tickets, click here.
1908/b&w/1 min. | 35mm supplied by Academy Film Archive
1931/b&w/6 min. | Fleischer Studios | 35mm supplied by UCLA Film and Television Archive
1933/b&w/7 min. | Fleischer Studios | 35mm supplied by UCLA Film and Television Archive
1933/color /7 min. | Silly Symphonies (Walt Disney Pictures) | 35mm supplied by Buena Vista
PORKY IN WACKYLAND
1938/b&w/7 min. | Looney Tunes | 35mm supplied by Warner Bros.
WILLOUGHBY’S MAGIC HAT
1943/b&w/7 min. | Phantasies (Columbia Pictures) | 35mm supplied by Sony Repertory
1943/color/7 min. | Color Rhapsodies (Columbia Pictures) | 35mm supplied by Sony Repertory
THE OLD GREY HARE
1944/color/8 min. | Looney Tunes | 35mm supplied by British Film Institute
1953/color/7 min. | Looney Tunes | 35mm supplied by Warner Bros.
2003/color/7 min. | Walt Disney Pictures | 35mm supplied by Buena Vista