Oddball Films and curator Kat Shuchter bring you Classic Cartoon Cavalcade, an evening of some of our very favorite classic cartoons hand-picked from the San Francisco Media Archive's massive collection. From the 1930s-1950s, from the silly to the sexy with a little Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies (including works by Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones), UPA, Fleischer Brothers, Walt Di$ney and imitators, just to name a few with tons of new discoveries and Oddball Premieres. We've got a triple dose of that darn fool duck Daffy as he dreams of being "Duck Twacy, Famous Detective" and faces off against a hilarious den of supervillains in The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946). He's scatting and zoot-suiting away with a living library (and a cameo by the sickly Frank Sinatra) in Book Revue (1946), and he teams up with Bugs to fend off a giant Elmer Fudd in Chuck Jones' Beanstalk Bunny (1955). UPA brings us three delightful shorts in their groundbreaking limited animation style: A dance class gone awry in Ballet Oop! (1954), toddler on father violence in Family Circus (1951) and everybody's favorite nearsighted curmudgeon Mr. Magoo goes looking for a dog but ends up collaring a thief in Magoo's Canine Mutiny (1956). Mi©key Mouse dreams of a life married to Minnie, and the dozens of baby mice that make his life hell in early Di$ney short Mi©key's Nightmare (1932). Betty Boop sings her way into the heart of her Prince Charming (with the help of a risque makeover from her fairy godmother) in Poor Cinderella (1934). Heckle and Jeckle must fight off some canine robbers at their diner "The Indigestion Inn" in Blue Plate Symphony (1954). W.C. Squeals is on skates to get some booze in Cracked Ice (1937). Wile E. Coyote dresses like Batman, jets off on a rocket pack and paints a fake road, but never does catch his dinner in Gee Whiz-z-z-z (1955). It's the day for the flower parade and one lowly cactus wants to win the day in Flowers for Madame (1935). Come early for more cartoon madness including the Goofy Gophers in Ham in a Role (1949), Foghorn Leghorn in Feather Dusted (1954) and a caricatured Hollywood shindig at Jack Benny's house Malibu Beach Party (1940).
Date: Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to RSVP@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117