Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mr. Magoo Shorts Screening Almost in Sight

One of the truly great things about Los Angeles is the unique film screenings geared toward industry people.  On Saturday, September 15, Animazing Spotlight will host a tribute to U.P.A. Studios at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

From 3 to 5 PM, Tom Sito will host the panel of Bob Kurtz, John Andrews, and Fred Crippen as they discuss U.P.A.'s influence with clips from various shorts.  Tom told FLIP,  "Friz Freleng once said, 'When I die, I don't want to go to Heaven. I want to go to UPA.' Join us as we hear about why this studio had such a big impact on the art of animation in the mid-twentieth century."

At 7:00, twenty U.P.A. shorts will be screened on the big screen, with fresh, restored prints.  Along with five Mr. Magoo's, will be all fifteen Oscar nominated shorts.  Here's a complete list:  
Robin Hoodlum, 1949
Ragtime Bear, 1949
Magic Fluke, 1950
Barefaced Flatfoot, 1951
Fuddy Duddy Buddy, 1951
Trouble Indemnity, 1951
Gerald McBoing-Boing, 1951
Hotsy Footsy, 1952
Rooty Toot Toot, 1952
Man Alive, 1952
Madeline, 1953
Pink and Blue Blues, 1953
Christopher Crumpet, 1954
The Tell Tale Heart, 1954
Magoo's Express, 1955
When Magoo Flew, 1955
Magoo's Puddle Jumper, 1957
Jaywalker, 1957
McBoing on Planet Moo, 1957
Trees & Jamaica Daddy, 1958

Check their website for tickets, http://www.animazspot.com 
Sounds like a fun Saturday night to me!

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