The summer has been quite a busy one for this animation historian and archivist. As those of you who tuned in to our host Jerry Beck’s appearance on a recent episode of Stu’s Show will know, I’ve been busy preparing a super important program for Turner Classic Movies in October. I’m also working on a fun home video release as well–but I mention these items solely as a teaser! Jerry and I will have more formal announcements with further details in the near future. Stay tuned…
Anyway, as this season wraps up, I’ve decided to focus on journeys and voyages for my upcoming 16mm Cartoon Carnival. The *outdoor* screening (my first fully dedicated 16mm show outdoors!), happening this Saturday, August 30th, features this exact theme; cartoonal travels of decades past by the three basic mode of transportation: land, sea, and air. Those of you in the New York City area are invited to enjoy this selection of rare and fun cartoons from the 1910s through the 1930s on real 16mm film. More information can be found over at the Facebook event page.
Speaking of all this, which are some of your favorite voyage cartoons that focus on a specific mode of transportation?
Here are some I really like…(and these may or may not be included in the screening):
1. Smile, Darn Ya Smile (WB, 1931) –Foxy’s shenanigans with a trolley
2. Felix Tries for Treasure (Otto Messmer, 1923) –Felix’s voyage for treasure in a makeshift submarine.
3. Loose in a Caboose (Famous, 1946) –Little Lulu’s mischievous train ride..
4. Busy Bus (Columbia, 1934) –Krazy Kat goodness…on a bus.
5. Plane Crazy (Disney, 1928) –Mickey Mouse as Lindbergh, of course!
There’s always the Toonerville Trolley as well!
Oh–and recall any fun outdoor screenings of historic animation?