Monday, October 18, 2010

NYC 10/30/10 Cartoon Carnival 7: Halloweenie!

The Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival 7: Halloweenie!

Picture this: you are a Runaway, cast into the belly of a dark forest, armed with little more than the clothes on your back. Sometimes, you have a friend with you - a trusty dog? - but company provides no consolation. Danger lurks around every turn; in the gnarled and spindly tree branches, the soft ground underfoot, even that seemingly inviting cabin at the edge of a clearing. Should you enter? After all, what’s the worst that could happen?

The whirl of the reel will drown your screams of terror when Tom Stathes, Master of the Millimeter, spins these spooky yarns of yore on 16mm!

Vaudeville Park and Cinebeasts bring you the first-ever two-part Cartoon Carnival! Bring the younger boys and “ghouls” to our matineé at 2pm, for flickering tricks and frightening treats! Stick around for the 7pm show when we unleash the truly macabre upon a captive, “boo”-ze infused audience! All films will be screened on vintage celluloid, hand-picked from Tom’s oceanic collection.

Program highlights include Willie Whopper in Hell’s Fire (Iwerks, 1934), Koko’s Haunted House (Fleischer, 1928), and the early Disney effort Alice’s Mysterious Mystery (Disney, 1926). Stick around for creepy cocktails, costume contests, and another famous raffle!

General Admission - $8
Kids 5 - 12 - $5
$1 off with any Halloween costume

General Admission - $8
$1 off with any Halloween costume

Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick at Devoe (L train to Graham St / G to Lorimer)
Brooklyn, NY

Please check out our Facebook event page here and RSVP if you like:
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Spend Late October with Tom Stathes!

Saturday, October 23rd at 7pm
Silent Animation and Ragtime
Good friend, ragtime/stride pianist and animation historian/student friend Charlie Judkins is accompanying a selection of silent cartoons culled from my DVDs. This will take place at The Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave, in Brooklyn.
Event info here:

Friday, October 29th at 7:30pm
The Loose Caboose Halloween Show!
Ms. Tina Cione' and Shane Webb bring you a night of bumpin' and grindin' with comedic timin' at their vaudeville themed variety show.Every last Friday of the month The Bowery Poetry Club hosts un spectacle with vintage cartoons from Tom Stathes' Cartoons on Film, burlesque, comedie, music, and sideshow acts.Hosted by Juliet Jeske as Fraulein Shtup.
Event info here:

Sunday, October 31st at 2pm
MoMA: To Save and Project
Serge Bromberg Presents Walt Disney’s Laugh-O-Grams and Ub Iwerks Cartoons
This is part of what I like to consider the Disney discovery of the century...close friend and colleague David Gerstein has discovered the last of the missing (and fabled 7th) Laugh o Gram cartoons done by Walt Disney; his first series of animated cartoons. I was very exhilarated to be present during much of the discovery process and an amply due acknowledgment goes to Cole Johnson for helping to start the whole process.
MoMA is screening two of these prints which were actually in their collections for decades but misidentified. They have now been preserved...come see them with us!!!
Event info here:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Last year I was participating in a panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con about animation in New York. I put together a video montage of animation that was produced in NYC when it was still the film capitol and the stronghold before the west coast studios gained most of the industry's prominence.

I've now uploaded the video which can be viewed here: