Tickle your senses and amaze your eyes with Animation Breakdown’s ‘Technicolor Toons,’ a one-night-only screening of 35mm Technicolor cartoons from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s presented by animation historian Jerry Beck.
Here to tickle your senses and amaze your eyes is Animation Breakdown’s Technicolor Toons, a one-night-only screening of 35mm Technicolor cartoons from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s presented by animation historian Jerry Beck. The event will be held on Saturday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12/free to Cinefamily members.
With the total marginalization of film just on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the greatest film stock of all: Technicolor, the cream-of-the-crop chemical film process requiring three separate negatives to create its vivid images. And, unlike other film stocks, Technicolor’s colors never faded.
Beck has dug up a whole program of diverse classic cartoons with only one thing in common -- each is a vintage film print struck in the original three-strip Technicolor process. Sadly, Technicolor’s dye-transfer process, used during the golden age of Hollywood, stopped due to costs in 1974. Luckily, prints still exist -- but they’re getting scarce. This is going to be one helluva show, with Color Rhapsodies, Terrytoons and Noveltoons galore.
Source: The Cinefamily
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.