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Toonstruck: Cartoons in Love

My next cartoon show at the Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater is on Tuesday February 9th. To commemorate Valentines Day (a few days early), we are presenting an assortment of classic animated shorts on the theme of love. From the sex-starved Pepe LePew, to Avery’s luscious Red Riding Hood, our program features rare 35mm and 16mm Technicolor film prints, projected the way they are supposed to be seen – on the big screen. Suitable for cartoon lovers of all ages, for more information or advance tickets, please click the CineFamily website.

  • Kevin Wollenweber

    Not to take anything away from great shows like this (we used to have ’em in New York on occasion), but I wish that DVD collections could be made of these ideas. Frivolous? I don’t think so; I was watching the ACADEMY AWARDS ANIMATION set produced from Warner Brothers, and I found myself enjoying the set quite a bit because styles and studios are all mixed together. Think of the ultimate “TOONHEADS” show, expanded to about 15 or 16 cartoons, similar in a sense to those themed laserdisks that Warner Brothers released a number of years ago. No matter what the theme, no one studio holds the best representations.

  • s.w.a.c.

    I’m guessing Buried Treasure won’t be on the bill at the Cinefamily.

  • Sara H.

    Pepe LePew always disturbed me as a kid. Is he trying to rape that cat or what? Creep.

  • Robert Barker

    Monsieur LePew was always more bark than bite. He wilted when the tables were turned and he was the pursued.

  • cliffclaven

    As sort of a rebuttal, maybe they should toss in “Donald’s Diary” — at once one of the funniest and bleakest Disney shorts. I’m still amazed at some of the gags, such as a bunch of tearful sailors waving goodbye to Daisy at the wedding. And curious that it was very explicitly set in San Francisco, making heavy gag use of the hills and loading the backgrounds with SF landmarks and styles (most shorts are set in very generic towns). I can’t help but suspect somebody at Disney was working through a bad breakup.

  • Sara, read my post about Pepe Le Pew. I think it ill explain all.

  • Jeffrey T. McAndrew

    February 2nd is Groundhog Day. How about tossing in a few groundhog cartoons as well?

  • Jeffery – the date of this screening was pushed back to February 9th – closer to Valentine’s Day and on my birthday. Now they’ll be cake for all!