Film and Drawing: Early Animation

Film and Drawing: Early Animation

Thursday, December 15, 2022

7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Inspired by the Promenades on Paper exhibition, the Clark offers a series of film screenings around drawing and film. The first program in the series features a selection of short films focused on early animation ranging from Winsor McCay and his dinosaur Gertie to the surrealist animations of Len Lye.
Run time: approx. 90 min

Full lineup:
The Enchanted Drawing (1900). Animator: J. Stuart Blackton, 2 minutes.
Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906). Animator: J. Stuart Blackton, 3 minutes.
Fantasmagoria (1908). Animator: Émile Cohl, 2 minutes.
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). Animator: Windsor McCay, 14 minutes.
Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916) and Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus (1916). Animator: Leon Searl, 5 minutes.
Koko’s Showtime (1924). Animator: Max Fleischer, 8 minutes.
Silly Symphony “The Skeleton Dance” (1929). Animator: Ub Iwerks, 6 minutes.
Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926). Animator: Lotte Reiniger, excerpts, 5 minutes.
The Birth of The Robot (1936), Rainbow Dance (1936), and Trade Tattoo (1937). Animator: Len Lye, 17 minutes.

Free. Will Schmenner, head of public programs, introduces the event.

Image: Len Lye, Rainbow Dance (1936).