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TONIGHT in LA: UPA tribute at Cinefamily

Tonight at 8pm is that tribute to UPA I told you about last week. Its the latest subject of my Animation Tuesday screenings, held each month at the former Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax (near Melrose Ave). Tonight we will be running gorgeous 35mm prints on the big screen direct from the studio vault (Thank you, Sony) of some the UPA’s true classics and oddities – including their acclaimed adaptation Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart, Oscar winner When Magoo Flew (in wide screen CinemaScope), and rarely shown The Jaywalker, Willie The Kid and Fudget’s Budget (pictured above) – and more (ever seen a Dick Tracy in 35mm?). Plus: a special surprise guest voice actress in-person (hint: she narrates one of UPA’s greatest shorts). Info and tickets: click here.

  • Jerry,
    You put on the best shows. I wish I still lived in L.A.
    Guest: Gladys Holland?

  • Yes, Steve, it was Gladys Holland. She delighted the audience in a Q&A, speaking about how she got the job doing the narration for Madeline, her small part in Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief and how she auditioned for Hanna Barbera to narrate Johann Mouse (she lost the role to Hans Conreid). I’m hoping to have her repeat most of this for the audio commentary on the forthcoming JOLLY FROLICS dvd.

  • I can’t wait for that JOLLY FROLICS dvd, commentary is a bonus. When is expected? Is it all UPA; or might we hope for some other Columbia Screen Gems, like Tashlins? Hey, I can dream, can’t I?