files/pictures/picture-35.jpgThe U.S. Library of Congress has added two more animated films to The National Film Registry Bob Clampett's PORKY IN WACKYLAND and the 1957 theatrical trailer, LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY from Filmack Studios. As part of the Library of Congress, the Registry was established in 1989 to preserve American film heritage. The list is formed by input from the National Film Preservation Board and the public. The Library adds 25 films per year that are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. Last year DUCK AMUCK joined the list which also includes other animated works such as STEAMBOAT WILLIE, POWERS OF TEN, MOTION PAINTING NO. 1, TULIPS SHALL GROW, FRANK FILM, GERALD MCBOING-BOING, PINOCCHIO, SNOW WHITE [Fleischer], MAGICAL MAESTRO, WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?, GERTIE THE DINOSAUR, FANTASIA and SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS [Disney].
Patrick Loughney, Ph.D. defines the animated treasures waiting behind the massive doors of the Library of Congress
in Washington, D.C. in Animation World Magazine.