Detroit Film Theatre


WATCH ME MOVE: EARLY TELEVISION ANIMATION

Saturday, December 07, 2013

2:00 PM DFT Auditorium

Watch Me Move is the most extensive animation exhibition ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and rare masterpieces from the first 150 years of the medium. A spectacularly designed series of galleries allow visitors to stroll through an incredible array of animation techniques via more than 100 film segments from across generations and cultures.

Enhance your visit to Watch Me Move by attending an animation compilation in the historic Detroit Film Theatre. All exhibition visitors receive one free ticket for the films listed below; additional tickets are $5.00 each. Total running time for each film is approximately 60 min. 

By the 1950s, Saturday morning TV meant but one thing to American kids: cartoons. A universe of characters could be found on the networks, including Gerald McBoing Boing, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Clutch Cargo. Program curated By Steve Stanchfield, Professor of Animation, Entertainment Arts, College for Creative Studies.

Note that the Saturday, December 7 & 14, 2 p.m. screenings take place in the Lecture Hall.

 

Dr. Seuss Ford Commercials (1949)

Crusader Rabbit, Episode 4 (1949)

Winky Dink (clips, 1949)

Peabody and Sherman’s Unnatural History (pilot episode, 1959)

Peter Pan Peanut Butter Commercials (1954)

Gumby (title sequence, 1965-1967)

Gumby, Too Low (1956)

Milton the Monster (title sequence, 1964)

Nash Commercials (1955)

Felix the Cat (episode 2, 1959)

Matty’s Funny Funnies, Bumpers (1960)

Matty’s Funny Funnies, Beanyland (1960)

Rocky and Bullwinkle (episode 2, 1959)

Commercials (various producers, 1958-1965)

Yogi Bear Titles (1962)

Yogi’s Big Break (1958)

 

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