ANIMATION AT MOMA IN JUNE

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Anne D. Bernstein reports from New York:

There is a TON of animation-related programming at MOMA this month.There’s a Miyazaki retrospective June 3-30. Thirteen films and one is the North American premiere of HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (on Monday June 6th at 8:30pm).Also, BEFORE MICKEY: EARLY ANIMATION MASTERWORKS FROM GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE on June 1 and June 11. Program includes Domestic Difficulties (Mutt & Jeff, 1916), Felix Gets Revenge (1922), Felix Trips through Toyland (1925), Felix Flirts with Fate (1926), and Felix Kept on Walking (1926) Scaling the Alps (1928), Sky Scrappers (1928). Felix Trifles with Time (1925), the Fleischer Studios’ Trapped (1923), Paul Terry’s Scaling the Alps (1928), and two Oswald the Rabbit cartoons.And Wednesday June 22 at 6:30 there is a program called PIERRE HUYGHE ON ANIMATION. He “leads a public conversation about animation and recent developments in techniques and processes.”

Who is Pierre Huyghe and how does he rate holding court on animation at the Museum of Modern Art? I dunno – but here’s some info.