Series: Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond
Modernism was enthusiastically embraced by animators of the 1950s. Led by Hollywood’s United Productions of America (UPA) studio, animators began exploring new styles and designs diametrically opposed to the fairy tale worlds created by Walt Disney. Esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck curates and hosts two programs of theatrical cartoons, presented in conjunction with California Design, 1930-1965. Both programs will offer visually-exciting—and rarely seen—cartoons in 35mm and will include several Oscar-winning shorts.
A signing with Jerry Beck and Adam Abraham (author, When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA) will take place during the intermission between the two programs.
Copies of When Magoo Flew and the new Sony/Turner Classic Movies DVD Box-set UPA Jolly Frolics will be available for purchase on site.
Special thanks: Jerry Beck; Rita Belda, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Adam Abraham; Mary Tallungan, Disney.