The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills has scheduled yet another program of particular interest to Cartoon Brew readers. Joe Dante is hosting George Pal: Discovering the Fantastic, a centennial celebration of the pioneer stop motion animator and fantasy film producer. The program will include the screening of two newly restored Puppetoons, Rhythm In The Ranks (1941) and John Henry and The Inky Poo (1946). Dante will moderate a panel of Pal collaborators, including actors Barbara Eden, Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, puppetoon animator Bob Baker and special effects producer Jim Danforth. The evening concludes with a screening of Pal’s 1953 sci-fi classic The War Of The Worlds.
Tickets are $5.00 ($3. for students). Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information click here.