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Classic Cartoons Screen at MoMA Technicolor Exhibit

Major Technicolor exhibition at MoMA, ‘Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond,’ rolls into its final weeks with a full schedule of 35mm screenings of Disney and other animation classics. 

Here are several don’t-miss events for New York animation fans: The major Technicolor exhibition, Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond, now underway at MoMA, is rolling into its final weeks with a full schedule of 35mm screenings of Disney and other animation classics. The screening series, which kicked off in June, ends its run on August 5.

Ralph Eggleston, the production designer of Pixar's latest feature Inside Out, helped curate selections for the exhibition, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Technicolor. Eggleston will also will be on hand to present several screenings, along with Disney restoration expert Theo Gluck, and animation historian John Canemaker.

The schedule features a slew of outstanding programs including A Splash of Technicolor: Exploring Color in Cartoons, 1930–1954, Disney Technicolor Cartoons [Program 1 & 2] and Fleischer, UPA, and Looney Tunes Technicolor Cartoons, 1938–1955, which will each feature the following cartoon shorts:

A Splash of Technicolor: Exploring Color in Cartoons, 1930–1954 (63 minutes)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

  • Fiddlesticks
    1930. USA. Directed by Ub Iwerks. 6 min.
  • The Aristo-Cat
    1943. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Rudy Larriva. 7 min.
  • Wackiki Wabbit
    1943. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Ken Harris. 7 min.
  • Trap Happy
    1946. USA. Directed by Joseph Barbara, William Hanna. 7 min.
  • Bugs Bunny Rides Again
    1948. USA. Directed by Friz Freleng. Animation by Ken Champin, Gerry Chiniquy, Manuel Perez, Virgil Ross. 7 min.
  • Texas Tom
    1950. USA. Directed by Joseph Barbara, William Hanna. 7 min.
  • Dripalong Daffy
    1951. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Ken Harris, Phil Monroe, Lloyd Vaughan, Ben Washam. 7 min.
  • Claws for Alarm
    1954. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Ken Harris, Abe Levitow, Richard Thompson, Lloyd Vaughan, Ben Washam. 7 min.

Disney Technicolor Cartoons [Program 1] (63 minutes)
Friday, July 31, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

  • Mickey Mouse on Parade
    1932. USA. Directed by Walt Disney. Animation by Joe Grant. 2 min.
  • Flowers and Trees
    1932. USA. Directed by Burt Gillett. 8 min.
  • Lullaby Land
    1933. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. 7 min.
  • Goddess of Spring
    1934. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. Animation by Wolfgang Reitherman. 10 min.
  • The Band Concert
    1935. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. Animation by Johnny Cannon, Les Clark, Ugo D'Orsi, Frenchy de Tremaudan, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman, and others. 9 min.
  • The Country Cousin
    1936. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. 7 min.
  • Music Land
    1935. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. 10 min.
  • The Old Mill
    1937. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. 9 min.

Disney Technicolor Cartoons [Program 2]
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

  • Lullaby Land
    1933. USA. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. 7 min.
  • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
    1938. USA. Directed by Graham Heid. Animation by Art Palmer, Izzy Klein, George Rowley, Stan Quackenbush, and others. 8 min.
  • Ferdinand the Bull
    1938. USA. Directed by Dick Rickard. Animation by Bernard Garbutt, Hamilton Luske, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Don Lusk, and others. 8 min.
  • The Brave Little Tailor
    1938. USA. Directed by Bill Roberts. Animation by Fred Moore, Bill Tytla, Don Patterson, Milt Schaffer, Les Clark, Ollie Johnson, Frank Thomas, and others. 9 min.
  • The Ugly Duckling
    1939. USA. Directed by Jack Cutting. 9 min.
  • Chicken Little
    1943. USA. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Animation by Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Norman Tate. 8 min.
  • The Brave Engineer
    1950. USA. Directed by Jack Kinney. Animation by Al Bertino, Milt Kahl, Fred Moore. 7 min.
  • Adventures in Music: Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom
    1953. USA. Directed by Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols. Animation by Ward Kimball, Julius Svendsen, Marc Davis, Henry Tanous, Art Stevens, Xavier "X" Atencio. 10 min.
  • Pigs Is Pigs
    1954. USA. Directed by Jack Kinney. Animation by John Sibley. 10 min. Courtesy The Walt Disney Studios. Program 76 min.

Fleischer, UPA, and Looney Tunes Technicolor Cartoons, 1938–1955 (83 minutes)
Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

  • Hunky and Spunky
    1938. USA. Directed by Dave Fleischer. 35mm print courtesy the Academy Film Archive; courtesy Paramount Pictures. 8 min.
  • Terror on the Midway
    1942. USA. Directed by Dave Fleischer. Animation by Orestes Calpini, Jim Davis. 8 min.
  • The Dover Boys
    1942. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Robert Cannon. 9 min.
  • The Enchanted Square
    1947. USA. Directed by Seymour Kneitel. Animation by Orestes Calpini, Al Eugster. 35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures. 10 min.
  • Rooty Toot Toot
    1951. USA. Directed by John Hubley. Animation by Art Babbitt, Pat Matthews, Tom McDonald, Grim Natwick. 7 min.
  • The Oompahs
    1952. USA. Directed by Robert Cannon. Animation by Roger Daley, Bill Melendez, Frank Smith. 7 min.
  • Little Boy with a Big Horn
    1953. USA. Directed by Robert Cannon. Animation by Tom McDonald, Bill Melendez, Frank Smith. 7 min.
  • Christopher Crumpet’s Playmate
    1955. USA. Directed by Robert Cannon. Animation by Barney Posner, Frank Smith, Alan Zaslove. 6 min.
  • Hyde and Hare
    1955. USA. Directed by Friz Freleng. Animation by Ted Bonnicksen, Gerry Chiniquy, Arthur Davis, Virgil Ross. 7 min.
  • Deduce You Say
    1955. USA. Directed by Chuck Jones. Animation by Ken Harris, Abe Levitow, Richard Thompson, Ben Washam. 7 min.

Other screenings include Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, and a special screening of Fantasia, to be introduced by Canemaker. Head on over to the MoMA site for more details and tickets.

(via Animation Scoop)

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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