Next Thursday night I will be giving a talk at the Van Eaton Galleries, discussing and screening some of the best non-Disney cartoons of all time – surrounded by original art from the films themselves. This is a benefit for the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive – there will be an admission charge ($8) and a healthy pitch for further donations to this worthy cause. Cartoons I’ll be discussing at the event will include Happy Harmonies (Dance of the Weed pictured above), Woody Woodpecker, Screwy Squirrel, the Fox & Crow and Popeye. Seating is very limited and you must RSVP (to firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending. The fun begins at 7:30pm, Feb. 23rd, at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.