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