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Looney Tuneage

This Friday, May 14th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host its annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation. This year the focus is on music in animated films. Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles) will lead a discussion on the subject with guests Pete Docter (Up) and composer Bruce Broughton (Rescuer’s Down Under; Tiny Tunes).

Presented in conjunction with the opening of the Academy’s Chuck Jones exhibition, the evening will include big-screen presentations of the animated shorts Music Land (1935), A Corny Concerto (1943), The Rabbit of Seville (1950) and more. If you haven’t got tickets, it may be too late. Standby tickets are available, numbers will be distributed at 5:30pm.

Good news if you live in Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is also featuring a program this weekend dedicated to cartoon scores. Steve and Julie Bernstein (composers for Animaniacs) and voice actor Rob Paulsen will appear along with author and cartoon music expert, Daniel Goldmark, who will moderate a discussion and host the program.

Looney Tuneage will begin at 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday May 14 & 15, at Notre Dame Academy’s Frances K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center (1140 Madison Ave. in Covington, Kentucky). For more information and tickets click here.

(Thanks, Chuck Rekow)

  • Since we are on the subject of Bugs Bunny and classical music, there’s going to be Bugs Bunny at the Symphony playing in my hometown.
    I’m going to see it tomorrow.
    It’s considered as a sequel to the highly successful Bugs Bunny on Broadway, but with Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo making guest appearences

  • I really appreciate when you guys list L.A. events, but I wish you had posted about this earlier (before it was sold out).

  • THe Greater CIncinnati performance is not sold out as of Friday morning. Tickets still remain for the BEST seats in the house ($28!)
    for both shows.

  • Chuck R.

    To anyone planning on attending the KSO event tonight and tomorrow night, the correct address is:

    Notre Dame Academy
    Frances K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center
    1699 Hilton Drive
    Covington, Kentucky 41011

    The link to directions is a bit confusing —you need to scroll down to the Notre Dame Academy venue.

    Thanks, Jerry for posting!