Tonight at L.A.’s Silent Movie Theatre

Sound cartoons… Disturbing sound cartoons. Cartoons too violent, too scary, too depressing and, though made decades ago for all ages, are considered no longer suitable for todays kids! Tonight, Tuesday January 13th, at 8pm I’m returning to the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with a full program of classic cartoons no longer shown on television and not on DVD.

If your childhood wasn’t already perverted by hours upon hours of unhinged animation, this show will make it up to you. I promise to fry your brain with ultra-rare 16mm and 35mm prints. Bring kids at your own risk. For more details, check the Silent Movie website.

UPDATE 3:00pm: The 8pm show is almost sold out! A second screening at 10:15pm has been added. The show also got a nice plug on LAist.


  • Katella Gate

    I’m awfully sorry I’m gonna miss this showcase for antisocial animation, but my teleporter broke down and it’s a long drive from Chattanooga. It looks like it’s gonna be fun.

  • http://cartoonresearch.com/gerstein David Gerstein

    I’ll be there in spirit(s). Is BOWERY DAZE on the menu?

  • doug holverson

    Could you please give a playlist when this is all over for those of us in Omaha can YouTube as many of these cartoons as possible?

  • uncle wayne

    Ditto to Doug. We, in New Orleans, can’t wait to see that List, TOO! As the song lyric goes, “We can’t Dream, can’t We??”

  • Joe Mathis

    I, too, would love to see a playlist!

  • http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/ Andrea Ippoliti

    Any list of the shorts?

  • http://pupick.blogspot.com/ Rick Roberts

    *sigh* All the good things are in LA.

  • http://www.animehell.org danno!

    I, three, would love to see that playlist!

  • http://www.cartoonresearch.com Jerry Beck

    I’ll post a list of shorts we are screening tomorrow.

  • Evan

    Are you going to make a DVD of these toons some day? I would pay $25 for one.

  • http://www.cartoonresearch.com Jerry Beck

    The program was:

    SVENGARLIC (35mm)
    THE PUPPET MURDER MYSTERY (35mm)
    PLAY SAFE (16mm)
    ANTS IN THE PLANTS (16mm)
    SHEEP SHAPE (16mm)
    CHEW CHEW BABY (16mm)
    FARE-PLAY (35mm)
    LITTLE MATCH GIRL (35mm)
    NO IFS ANDS OR BUTTS (35mm)
    UNCLE TOM’S CABANA (35mm)

  • The Murdered Puppet

    Wow, those are some great cartoons! I forgot two other very disturbing Columbia cartoons: Merry Mannequins (Rhapsodies) and Hotcha Melody. (Krazy Kat). The latter’s moral: don’t sell your soul to the devil or the ghost of Beethoven will kick your ass!

  • http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/ Andrea Ippoliti

    “Sheep Shape” was the classic faded print we are accustomed to or something better?
    It’s one of my favorite Noveltoons that’s why I ask.

  • Pez

    Adrea Ippoliti – Sheep Shape was a very red and faded print.

    Most of the prints were spectacular!

    The Show was awesome. Scrappy Cartoons are my new favorite lost toons. Thank you Jerry for putting on the show. I would love to see another batch of strange toons next month! Maybe you could sell discounted ticket to brew readers?

  • Joe Mathis

    It’s discouraging how some people think the children are that frail a cartoon might damage them. I remember Ants in the Plants well. While I can now see Jerry’s Freudian spin (sorta); I don’t hate my father and lust after my mother as a result. I do, however, suffer from episodes of seeing red and yellow spots before my eyes. And then they start swirling and swirling around and then, suddenly, EVERYTING WOULD GO BLACK! HEE HEE HEEEE! AND DAT’S DE END!!