I’m off this week to a visit back east. I’ll be in both New York and Toronto over the next few days – doing what I like to do best, watching (old and new) cartoons with friends (old and new). Feel free to join us.
First up, I’ll be in Toronto Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (aka Taafi). David Silverman (The Simpsons) will be there as well. They will be be screening tons of great new shorts, tributes to Ray Harryhausen and Saturday morning cartoons – and I’ll be showing some “censored” cartoons late night (10pm) on Friday at the TIFF Cinema 1. Check out the whole schedule here.
I will be ducking out on Sunday to get to Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party. If you live in the New York area, you must try to get there over the weekend. Tons of great new shorts will be screened – but even better, Tom Stathes has one of his Silent Cartoon Classics screenings on Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm.
As for me I’ll be presiding over a screening of Oscar winning animated shorts from the 1960s; 7pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas, at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. This program includes 35mm prints of:
Munro / Gene Deitch / 8:20 min / 1960
Ersatz (The Substitute) / Dušan Vukotić / 10 min / 1961
The Hole / John Hubley and Faith Hubley / 15 min / 1962
The Critic / Ernest Pintoff / 4 min / 1963
The Pink Phink / Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt / 6:38 min / 1964
Dot and the Line / Chuck Jones & Maurice Noble / 10 min / 1965
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature / John Hubley / 6 min / 1966
The Box / Fred Wolf / 9 min / 1967
After the screening I’ll discuss these films with J.J. Sedelmaier, Michael Sporn and Emily Hubley. Be there – it’s gonna be a lot of fun.