Mark your calendar: 3 Animation Events in LA

Three, count ‘em Three (3), animation events hosted by yours truly, all within a week of each other and coming up soon. Please consider joining me and my cartoon pals at any or all of the following screenings in Hollywood, California:

Saturday April 21st: The first of my all-new series of monthly animation matinees at The Cinefamily on Fairfax. This inaugural show features a collection of the trippiest animation in cartoon history, as classic toon-dudes from Porky Pig to Popeye enter strange new worlds, see spaced-out sights, and smoke some seriously wacky weed (no joke – we are running the Andy Panda cartoon called Wacky Weed)! You won’t need any prescriptions to inhale these hallucinations – so just sit back, relax and let the sunshine in. Munchies will be on sale at the candy counter, but the good stuff will be on screen in rare film prints (some in psychedelic Technicolor, even.) Tune In, Turn On, Admit One! Showtime is 4:30pm. For more Info, click here!


Monday April 23rd: Yep, its that time of the month again, and boy am I cranky. A bunch of truly awful cartoons surrounded by an absolutely hilarious live comedy/music show with Frank Conniff, J. Elvis Weinstein (both of MST3K) and Erica Doering. We call it Cartoon Dump and perform it at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood. Showtime is 8pm and tickets can be purchased here. Check out the new FaceBook page for more information and updates.


Thursday April 26th: Part of the LA County Museum of Art film series celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Paramount Pictures is this one-night tribute to the studio’s animated legacy. At 7:30pm South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut will screen – followed at 9pm by a tribute (curated by me, Jerry Beck) to Paramount Cartoons where I will introduce a full program of 35mm archive prints – including Fleischer Betty Boop, George Pal Puppetoons, Famous’ Baby Huey, Gene Deitch Munro and John Hubley’s Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass Double Feature. The double bill with South Park is $10. There will also be a separate admission available ($5) for just the Paramount shorts at 9pm. Come! LACMA ticket info here.