This month my Animation Tuesdays screening at the Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater is our third annual Halloween Spooktacular show. (Jeez, have I been doing these for three years already?) This year we have a double-bill, a “Cartoon Monster Mash”, if you will. First up, our pals Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero from Screen Novelties are presenting a selection of classic horror-toons that have inspired their marvelous stop motion monstrosities. I will be supplementing the show with a few hideous new finds of my own.
Then, in the second half of the program, we’ll the screening of a 35mm studio print of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad in 35mm (Thanks, Disney). Released exactly 61 years ago (on Oct. 5th 1949), Toad and Sleepy Hollow are two of my favorite Disney short films and, for me, mark a bittersweet end of an era. And of course, its a perfect way to usher in the Halloween season. Trick or treat? Check out the trailer below and you decide. Hope to see you there at 8pm.