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I posted this a while ago on my Cartoon Research site, but since the date is coming up soon, I thought I’d repost this info here on the Brew:

plane crazyThe Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will be performing the score to PLANE CRAZY live, at UCLA’s Royce Hall on June 5, 2004, preceeding a screening of Buster Keaton’s STEAMBOAT BILL JR.
Alexander Rannie will be reconstructing the music and sound-effects exactly as they were recorded, utilizing rare extant material. Rannie, who has worked on numerous projects in film and television (including THE REN & STIMPY SHOW), has previously composed scores for several of the Alice comedies shown on the Disney Channel.
Rannie says, “As far as I know, this will be the first performance of “Plane Crazy” with the reconstructed original Carl Stalling score.”
PLANE CRAZY premiered on May15, 1928 as a silent, but was never widely released. Carl Stalling provided a pastiche of popular and traditional tunes (a compiled score) for the sound version released as a result of the immense popularity of “Steamboat Willie.”

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